Efficient and Sustainable Short-Range Delivery with Small Cargo Drones

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Our proposed small cargo drone delivery system is an innovative and cost-effective solution for short intercity distances. The system consists of two types of drones, Balto and Togo, which work together to optimize the delivery process. Balto is an electric quadcopter that picks up cargo from a user-specified location and delivers it to a sorting buffer. Togo is a longer-range drone that carries the cargo most of the distance to the destination city. At the sorting buffer, the cargo is loaded onto a Balto drone for final delivery.

Our system has several advantages over traditional delivery methods, including reduced delivery times and costs, and a more environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel-powered vehicles. The use of electric drones and personalized allocation of each order eliminates the need to wait for a full load before shipment, further reducing the delivery time.

The production of our drones could be cost-effective, as advancements in battery technology and manufacturing techniques reduce production costs. Our system has a wide range of potential applications, including e-commerce, healthcare, and emergency response. E-commerce companies could offer same-day or next-day delivery, while healthcare providers could transport medical supplies and samples between hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. In emergency situations, our system could transport critical supplies and equipment to disaster zones.

Although our system has not been demonstrated in real-world conditions, successful trials of similar drone delivery systems have been conducted around the world. The market for our system is well-defined and includes a wide range of industries and businesses, from small e-commerce companies to large multinational corporations. As the trend towards electrification and sustainability grows, the market for our system is likely to expand, offering new opportunities for innovation and growth.

Our small cargo drone delivery system offers a novel and efficient solution to the challenges of traditional delivery methods over short intercity distances. With its sustainability, convenience, and wide range of potential applications, our system has the potential to revolutionize the delivery industry and improve the lives of people worldwide.


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  • Name:
    Ilia Smirnov
  • Type of entry:
    Team members:
    • Dmitrii Dmitriev
  • Software used for this entry:
    Fusion 360
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