Next generation aerial image UAS: MAVinci’s complete toolchain from flight planning to professional orthofoto and DEM

SIRIUS II

MAVinci introduce new fixed wing platform.

With SIRIUS II we present a fully integrated orthofoto UAS (Unmanned Aerial System).The system enables everyone to simply obtain aerial images and calculate orthofotos andthree dimensional elevation models out of the image data.
An orthofoto is an geometrically corrected aerial image such that the scale is uniform.These pictures are necessary for applications such as easy and fast documentation ofconstruction sites, disaster areas, survey of development areas, stone quarries or wastedisposal sites. Other applications are environmental, traffic and wildlife monitoring withMAVinci’s autonomous UAS.

We are a young and innovative company. Our products are completely autonomoussmall airplanes with a wingspan of 2 to 5 meters. The MAVinci Autopilot is our owndevelopment. It allows for completely autonomous take off, flight and landing. All onboard measurement systems run automatically and the accomplished data is stored in anon board memory. With our flight planning software, MAVinci Desktop, track planningbefore or during the flight is easy.
The complete aerial image process consists of three simple steps:1. Flight planning2. Aquisition of Images with SIRIUS II UAS3. Post processing of the images

The MAVinci Orthofoto System connects all steps to one tightly integrated and userfriendly toolchain. It comprises a flight planning software licence, a small fixed wingairplane equipped with a gauged camera, a groundstation and a post processing softwarelicense.

Typical wokflow:The flight planning is done automatically after selecting the aerial image area. Flightplanscan be altered before and during the flight. Hand-launching the airplane is our take offmethod, no catapult etc. is neccessary. The max. flight time of SIRIUS II is 45 min,aerial image mission time is 30 min. Manual control during the flight is possible withfull manual or assisted flight mode supported by the autopilot. In this mode landingis possible on very small areas but autonomous landing is also possible. A verticalparachute landing feature will be available soon.

After the flight the aerial images are copied to the post processing computer. Theinterface between MAVinci Desktop flight planning software and the post processingsoftware Enso MOSAIC enables easy post processing of the images.