Challenges

The Global UAV Drones market is estimated at $5.93 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $22.15 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 20.7% from 2015 to 2022.

In radio communication application, Disaster Relief Management and Hot Spot Coverage holds the largest market application to its usage by professionals in capturing emergency communication in the areas where they can’t reach.

However, there are some factors limiting the performance of drones in scenario of emergency communications:
●     Flying distance is limited as the battery with small volume, around 30 minutes;
●     The majority drones carry the milliwatt transmitting power base station, which cannot support wide coverage;
●     Heavy base station results in excessive energy consumption and low safety redundancy.

Portfolio

eNodeB

BS Suite for UAV
•     2*125mW
•     2*10W

eNB + onboard power module

Drone sub system
•     Battery
•     Tethered

All-in-one system

Skycells-all-in-one system
•     Tether based all-in-one system
•     Battery based all-in-one system

Application Scenarios

Disaster Relief Management
Earthquake, floods and other natural disasters will cause crash of the network, which is unable to recover in a short time. Road traffic around the disaster area will often be damaged, leading to large-scale equipment and vehicles cannot be arrived in the disaster area. Rescue people in the disaster areas need to communicate with each other and the command center, so as to coordinate the disaster relief activities. The victims in the disaster area need to communicate with the outside world, so as to get help as soon as possible.

Security and Counter Terrorism
Team members can communicate with each other with voice, messages, pictures, video, etc.
Team members can communicate with the command center for such as command query, information download.
Team members can get the location information for each other in order to coordinate to complete the task.
Communication terminal need to be easy to carry and can work for long hours.

Hotspot Coverage
It is need to temporarily increase the network capability in these hot spots to support normal services and ensure the user experience. These temporary deployed network equipment need to be easy to operate, easy to deploy, easy to recycle. These temporary deployed network equipment need to avoid interference to the macro network, easy to interwork with existing networks, easy to adjust according to the amount of traffic at the scene.

Highlights

Commercial Case

At the end of 2017, Baicells Skycell Drone helps China Unicom realize positioning during emergency rescue. When earthquake, Tsunami, or other nature disaster happen, many persons would be caught in ruins. If there is no way to locate their positions, it is hard to rescue them in a short time.

With Skycell drone, China Unicom could quickly locate people’s position. Base on planning route and speed, drones carrying small cell base station, trigger cellphones of people suffering and connect their cellphones to small cell network. In this way, their position could be easily and precisely got, saving many people’s lives.