Our track record in innovative research and flight test ‘firsts’ has won us multiple awards and a prime position in the domain of unmanned systems development in the UK and Europe. Specialising in autonomy, unmanned systems and flight/vehicle management and control software, Blue Bear have a wide portfolio of products developed by their pioneering team and offer an end-to-end Managed Service for UAVs of different classes (17grams to 50tonnes) and types (fixed wing, rotary wing, morphing wing, lighter-than-air). We are unique in the UK in the breadth and depth of our hands-on engineering experience for different types of UAVs within a small team and our ability to flow down Regulatory Requirements/aspects to Engineering levels.
RISER enables UAVs to go places and perform tasks not possible with existing systems. Always aware of what is around it so can safely and accurately navigate without GPS, external cameras, markers or infrastructure, RISER is able to scan and detect weather (and general) damage.
In 2012, the consortium of Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd and Createc Ltd developed an airborne, mobile robot solution called ‘Remote Intelligent Survey Equipment for Radiation’ (RISER).
The system combines a miniature rotary Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with novel radiation detection and mapping software to address the problem of access, while improving speed and accuracy of surveys and minimising radiation dose to employees.
Funded by the Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board), RISER was designed, developed and tested over a nine month period, coming to fruition with a successful live demonstration at the National Physics Laboratory (NPL).
RISER is also able to demonstrate that it can be used in hazardous environments by detecting radiation via its 3D mapping system and sensors.