An investigation for maturity level and roadmap of unmanned aerial vehicle technologies in Turkey

Türk, Afşar
This research aims to investigate problems, needs of the UAV industry, and required actions for the future in Turkey, to determine technological maturity criteria, and to prepare a technology roadmap. Qualitative data collected through interviews with actors from institutions/enterprises operating in the UAV industry is analysed, and inferences about the Turkish UAV industry are made, and suggestions for findings are developed. Twenty statements prepared to determine the technology goals for the Turkish UAV industry are evaluated using the Delphi technique in two rounds, and a technology roadmap is developed on intelligent flight management of UAV swarms that are resistant to adverse conditions. Technology roadmap and maturity model are built through expert interviews. The maturity model proposed presents descriptive and prescriptive roles. The current state of the Turkish UAV industry is evaluated, conducting an application of the maturity model through a survey. The outputs of the study are presented with technical details, assessment of researcher, and policy recommendations.


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Citation Formats
A. Türk, “An investigation for maturity level and roadmap of unmanned aerial vehicle technologies in Turkey,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2020.