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
The current implementation is capable of providing a 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 the available sensors data rate.
Navigation accuracy within the lack of GPS signals has been increased and estimated to be around 2 -3 km per 1flight hour.
“We are pleased to provide our reliable software solution for the control of the unmanned platform,” said Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO at UAVOS. Next-generation Autopilot reflects UAVOS ‘determination to continue investing in industry-leading technology while becoming more competitive”.
UAVOS is a developer and manufacturer of security and commercial solutions based on advanced Unmanned Systems with an international investor base. UAVOS technology, products, and tailored services include multi-role UAVs, unique proprietary autopilots, advanced communication systems, UAV components, and experiential training. UAVOS is involved in stratospheric R&D projects having developed the HiDRON meteo missions stratospheric glider and the HAPS ApusDuo autonomous aircraft ready to deploy missions to the stratosphere. UAVOS’ mission statement is to create the right partnerships and shared goals with customers worldwide in order to build mutual capabilities of technologies and innovation for the benefit of our partners and customers.