The “Şahi 25” UAV produced by university students is preparing for Teknofest

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Atatürk University students want to get a degree at the Aviation, Space and Technology Festival (TEKNOFEST) with the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which they named after Fatih Sultan Mehmet, who was impressed by the strength of the “şahi” cannon used in the conquest of Istanbul.

Ataturk University students Fatih Sultan Mehmet‘in İstanbulInfluenced by the strength of the “şahi” cannon he used in the conquest of .

University’s electrical and electronics engineering students Kerem Turan, Erencan Saatcı and Mahmut Yaylacı received support from TÜBİTAK and Atatürk University Scientific Research Project Center for their “Anti Radar Material Supported Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle” project.

The team, which started to work on the project at ATA Teknokent in September of last year, gave the name of the “shahi” cannon, which was designed by Fatih Sultan Mehmet and used to breach the Byzantine walls in the conquest of Istanbul, to the UAV they produced, which could not be caught under the radar.

Students, who put the finishing touches on the “Şahi 25” UAV, want to achieve a degree at TEKNOFEST 2021 to be held in Istanbul with their work.

Team captain Kerem Turan told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they are working to take the developing space, aviation and defense industry technologies forward as an unmanned aerial vehicle team.

Stating that there are some studies they have prepared, and that the most prominent of them is the UAV, which is not caught on the radar, Turan stated that they named the UAV “Şahi 25”.

Explaining that Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles have made unmanned aerial vehicles that are not visible on the radar, especially considering the effects of Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles in the world, Turan said, “We do this with artificial materials that do not exist in nature. We prevent the radar visibility of our aircraft by reducing our radar cyst area. We do this with the anti-radar material that we have produced in our university’s laboratory environment, and we do this with unmanned aerial vehicles. “We are integrating it into our aircraft. We have tested our anti-radar material in the laboratory environment. We have obtained positive results.” said.

Noting that unmanned aerial vehicle technologies are of great importance in military operations, but developing air defense systems and radar technologies pose a threat to unmanned aerial vehicles, Turan said:

“We also realized our anti-radar material-supported project in order to minimize this threat. With our anti-radar project, we ensure that our aircraft enters the enemy line and collects the data there and transfers it to the center. In this way, we are working to prevent air defense system technologies from posing a threat to our unmanned aerial vehicle. We are planning to participate in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Competition with this project we have produced and achieve positive results.”

Source: Anadolu Agency / İsmail Hakkı Demir


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