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Mr Andy Oakey

Mr Andy Oakey


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Address: Boldrewood Campus, Burgess Road, SO16 7QF (View in Google Maps)


Current research

Investigating the Potential For Autonomous and Cycle-Based Freight Systems to Support the National Health Service as Part of a Mixed-Fleet Logistics Operation (completion by September 2023)

Working with multiple NHS Trusts as part of his PhD, the EPSRC e-Drone project, and the Department for Transport Future Transport Zone project, Andy is researching the viability of dleivery drones with a medical use case focus. Understanding how drones can integrate into existing logistics systems through operational research modelling, his work focuses on considering the practical challenges and identifying realistic mitigation strategies. Key studies undertaken as part of his work include multiple drone trials to the Isle of Wight and Isle of Scilly (FTZ), drone-medicine vibration investigations (e-Drone, FTZ, Open Skies), the development of a mixed-mode logistics optimising tool - integrated into a suite of drone and van logistic modelling tools (e-Drone), and the design and testing of a new approach to shared airspace (FTZ).

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