TWEvo – Technological Innovation for Remote Vehicles Selected for InRes 2016
Carlos Ribeiro and Eduardo Castañeda are the two members of the TWEvo team, one of the entrepreneurial teams selected for the 2016 edition of Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program’s Entrepreneurship in Residence (inRes), a very early stage acceleration program, that takes place between Portugal and the US.
The TWEvo team identified a problem, that unmanned aerial and ground vehicles use wireless links for real-time communication, but that “Wi-Fi does not meet several of the necessary requirements, such as high mobility, range, and mitigation of interference. ” So they decided to respond by creating a video streaming system for drones, improving the transmission’s speed and quality and now, made it into a business model.
“These wireless connections are adaptable to customer requirements and challenge the limits of what is currently available in the market, as it allows new applications to transmit huge amounts of information in real time,” explains Carlos Ribeiro, a lecturer at Polytechnic of Leiria. He and Eduardo Castañeda are both researchers at Instituto de Telecomunicações, where they met.