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SILENT FLYER

to see

without

being seen

THE SILENT FLYER

The Silent Flyer is a wing-flapping drone that looks and flies like a bird while incorporating vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. Radar can’t distinguish it from a normal bird, making it ideal for use in security and surveillance applications.

The Silent Flyer can be customized to mimic different birds (by varying color, wing and feather shape/color) which will enable blending in with local avian species, thereby making visual detection difficult and reducing the environmental impact over autochthonous species.

The challenges of the current drone technology today are noise due to rotors, propeller, jet engines, fixed wings and the difficulty to hover and no vertical take-off/landing.

Flygildi’s Silent Flyer takes the technology to the next level and builds the new generation of drones, that combines the advantages of fixed-wing and multirotor while avoiding the disadvantages, by closely looking at nature, a bio-inspired bird-like drone.

FEATURES

The novelty of the Silent Flyer lies in the design of the bird-like flapping wings and tail, which can be categorized as controllable flexible structures. The wings have four degrees of freedom, i.e. for flapping, tilting, morphing and moving back and forth. The wings are independently controlled and can also be folded to the body of the bird for easy transport. The tail has three degrees of freedom.

Beak and neck operation: the head is controlled by servomotors and can be moved up, down and sideways. Beak can be opened and closed.

This makes the drone more energy efficient allowing it to stay airborne for longer. A combination of gliding/soaring and flapping may give the drone a typical flying time of around 40 minutes. If continuously flapping, the current flying time is around 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Fully autonomous operation
  • Ability to operate in windy conditions
  • Real-time data collection
  • Payload capacity of 0.2kg, allowing installation of surveillance cameras in the beak
  • Wing span of 1.3m can be customized for each project
  • Altitude capability of over 300m and a flying speed of 55km/h
  • Easy launch and landing capabilities
  • not visible on radar

The uniqueness of the Silent Flyer

  • Silent
  • Disguised
  • Endurance
  • Increase work efficiency
  • Decrease workload and operational costs
  • Improving accuracy
  • Improved safety
  • Customer- specific payloads
  • Can be folded together for easy transport

TEAM

The Employees

Helga Viðarsdóttir
Chief Executive Officer

Helga Viðarsdóttir is the chief executive officer of Flygildi. She holds a MSc. degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Helga has extensive experience in business management, business development, finance and marketing. Helga also manages a financial consulting business and has occupied managing director positions at companies such as IMC Ísland ehf, The Nordic House and 66° North Ltd.

Jökull Jóhannsson
Financial Director

Jökull is the financial director of Flygildi. Jökull holds a MSc. degree in Business Development specializing in Entrepreneurial Finance. Jökull is experienced in the financing of startup companies, business development and has served as a consultant for various startup companies. Jökull manages a financial consulting business.

Björg Ormslev Ásgeirsdóttir
Marketing Director

Björg is the marketing director of Flygildi. Björg has extensive experience as a marketing manager serving companies like MSD Animal Health, Pentair and Vaki in a management role. Where she has e.g. led marketing teams in an international environment, brought products to new markets and developed and executed marketing strategies. Björg has a B.A degree in Marketing and Management Communication and MBA degree in Business Administration.

Peter Höller
Technical Director

Dr. Peter Höller is the technical director of Flygildi. Peter holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences and an MSc. Engineering in Applied Computer Sciences with a thesis in aerospace and remote sensing. Apart from holding responsible positions in private research and technology development companies, he worked as scientific associate at University of Salzburg and took on leading roles in internationally staffed projects of the European Space Agency.

Ingólfur Kolbeinsson
Technical Specialist

Ingólfur has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Canterbury in New Zealand, which he completed with very good grades, a Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering from University of Reykjavik and a Marine Engineer degree in the Marine Engineer College, Reykjavik. Prior to joining Flygildi, Ingólfur was working in the fields of mechanical and energy engineering, on geothermal energy projects, and served in a leading role in autonomous underwater vehicles development.
The Advisors

Hermann Kristjánsson
Business development advisor

Hermann Kristjánsson is an electrical engineer with extensive management and technical experience. Hermann successfully founded and led the tech company Vaki over three decades which led to it being acquired by Pentair. Hermann has been a valuable advisor both in terms of business development and strategy for innovative companies.

Leifur Þór Leifsson
Co-founder and technical advisor

Leifur is an aerospace engineer and has been involved in the development of the Silent Flyer since co-founding the company. His research focuses on advancing fundamental computational methods for simulation-based design and optimization of aerospace systems.

About the company Flygildi

Flygildi is an innovative company, founded in 2012 that is developing the next disruptive technology for the fast-growing drone market – a robotic bird drone. A new design solving the greatest challenge of surveillance today.

The Founders

HJALTI HARDARSON
- Co-Founder
MEng, electrical engineering, Cornell University, University of Iceland.

Hjalti Harðarson is an electrical engineer who boasts more than 20 years of experience in the development and commercialisation of autonomous unmanned vehiclesboth for aerial and underwater usage. His latest success was the development of an autonomous underwater vehicle, Gavia, that is now commercialized by Teledyne for underwater observation, control, and monitoring.

Leifur Þór Leifsson
Co-founder and technical advisor
Ph.D. aerospace engineering, Virginia Tech., University of Iceland.

Leifur is an aerospace engineer and has been involved in the development of the Silent Flyer since co-founding the company. His research focuses on advancing fundamental computational methods for simulation-based design and optimization of aerospace systems.

NEWS

BBC visited Flygildi

BBC visited Flygildi

The Silent Flyer was featured on the BBC program. Interviewed in the segment is our Technical Director Peter Höller who goes over some of the potential applications of the bird.

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