Virtual Prototypes Supporting Novel and Remote Product Design

Product development of their innovative Unmanned Air System (UAS)

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GH Dynamics Ltd is a Northwest-based aerospace company with expertise and a focus around the development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for industrial applications, in particular, to support the challenging requirements of offshore wind turbine inspections.

GH Dynamics Ltd approached the VEC to support the product development of their innovative Unmanned Air System (UAS).

Utilising the VEC’s in-house virtual engineering expertise and with access to specialist facilities including the Virtual Engineering Simulation Laboratory (VESL), GH Dynamic was provided with design support for their system, along with the development of virtual models and simulation expertise to test and validate the design.

In addition, the VEC was able to provide a 3D visualisation of the outcome by facilitating a design review in the VEC’s Visualisation Virtual Reality Laboratory (VVRL).

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The VEC support meant GH Dynamics could:

  • Access to VEC capabilities and expertise in emerging technology through specialist and digital laboratories
  • Gained support in the development of virtual prototypes for testing
  • Ran a design review for future products

The Benefits

  • Enhanced product performance
  • Improved their offering to attract and potentially secure new funding

Client opinion

"The VEC team have been extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They have helped us with modelling and kept us up to date with items of interest. They are readily approachable and open to new ideas...the work they have carried out will help us to win further investment for our product and provide a foundation for increasing the design space"

Alex Glass,
GH Dynamics Ltd