UAVOS has announced that it has launched a next-generation AUTOPILOT featuring advanced control algorithms for navigation and stabilization, powerful processing upgrades and an updated interface of Portable Ground Control Unit. Next-generation Autopilot solution gets a massive boost in speed and processing capacity, increases longevity, ease of support and integration capabilities.
The UAVOS’ family of autopilot systems have operated in thousand flight hours on a variety of UAV platforms such as the Saker Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV, HiDRON stratospheric glider, ApusDuo high altitude stratospheric platform (HAPS), a range of piloted aircraft converted into drones, and unmanned helicopters designed to be operated fully autonomous.
Based on distributed architecture UAVOS’ flight management system consists of autopilot, a ground station, a simulation environment and operator interface software, supporting fully autonomous flight operations for complex UAVs.
Firmware updates include:
- Through upgraded control algorithms, the level of flight control precision and accuracy has been increased, f.ex. accuracy of waypoint navigation by deviation estimated not to be more than 2×2 meters (without using Real-time Kinematic Positioning mode).
- The current implementation is capable of providing bandwidth of up to 8 KHz for primary loop controls (stabilization), and 100 Hz for outer loop controls (navigation). The update rate is adjusted automatically, based on available sensors data rate.
- Navigation accuracy within the lack of GPS signals has been increased and estimated to be around 2 -3 km per 1 flight hour.
“We are pleased to provide our reliable software solution for the unmanned platforms control,” said Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO at UAVOS. “Next-generation Autopilot reflects UAVOS ‘determination to continue investing in industry-leading technology while becoming more competitive”.