A talented Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) student, Oluwaseyi Falola has developed a unique Heliosat (Drone).
Oluwaseyi Falola, a graduate of FUTA from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is the brain behind the Heliosat (Drone).
Falola started the journey to the Heliosat two years ago as a venture for his Final Project in Univesity.
Luckily his supervisor Dr Oluwatosin Dahunsi who guided him through the production of the first prototype gave him all the support and together they began the process of fine tuning and polishing the Heliosat to what it has become today. And when it soared into the atmosphere and also landed on water without sinking they knew they had reached a milestone.
The Heliosat is not the normal Drone device. It’s actually a mini satellite with the additional advantage of landing on water while its sensors pick information and send directly to a ground station.
Heliosat can climb to specific height while being remote-controlled and directed to the task assigned to it.
Most of the components of the Heliosat were locally sourced.
Technically called the Environmental Data Analysis and Aerial Video Drone (EDAV-Drone) – from the project that gave birth to it, it can also serve as a normal drone for aerial surveillance or to capture sensation in the atmosphere, takes its reading and relates data back to ground Station for analysis.