Productivity Is an average measure of the efficiency of production. The ratio of inputs to outputs in the production process. UAS/UAV Technology will provide the end-user the geospatial information to deploy more cost-effectively: Labour; and Capital (including other robots). The result will be significant productivity gains particularly once a multiplier effect can be achieved using other robots and automation. A few % will result in $B to Australia’s GDP bottom line.
Example - Robots as a Productivity Multiplier
Productivity Benefits – Who? Mining & Energy Agriculture & Aquaculture Forestry & Environment Infrastructure & Construction Education & Tourism Government & Defense Hi-Tech Industries NB: Any sector that is geospatially challenged!
Productivity Outcome Higher Quality of Output (Premiums) Higher Quantity of Output (new markets) Lower Cost per unit Produced (Efficient) Reduced Waste (use only what is required) Continuous Improvement (tech & processes)
The National Airspace (NAS) < 400ft Operations > 500ft Operations 100ft Buffer/transition zone (Lower Barriers to Entry) Small Systems 1-20kg (Higher Barriers to Entry) Larger Systems 20kg+
The National Airspace (NAS) < 400ft Operations > ,000ft Operations 100ft Buffer/transition zone
The Market Disruptor < 400ft Operations > 500ft Operations (Low-Regulatory costs) (Hi-Regulatory costs) Revolutionary – New Industry Capabilities Evolutionary – Substitution of current Aviation Capabilities
Market Development Example < 400ft Operations > 500ft Operations 100ft Buffer/transition zone (PC on every desk) (IBM - Big Blue)
Majority by UOC numbers 99% < 400ft systems (Tier 1 UAS) < 7kg electric fixed and or multi-rotor Visual line of sight (VLOS) Scope for BVLOS, night & populous ops Lower cost to purchase, comply & employ
Tiered UAS Business Approach Tier 1 – Organic Tactical ‘tool box’ approach Tier 2 – Service Agreements with Govt/ASX Tier 3 – Federal Agencies (ADF/BPC) Tier 1 UAS are revolutionary (new capability tool) Tier 2+ UAS are evolutionary (supplement manned operations) N.B: Access to any tier will be limited by cost & difficulty of employment
Business Model Options Organic developed capability Purchased 3 rd Party Services Mixed – organic & 3 rd party services* Usually for overflow or for beyond routine tasks N.B: Volunteer crews in EMS organisations
SLSA Beach Trials 2012 Small UAS/UAVs in volunteer based community organisations could be significant