On-time Package Delivery
Society is becoming more and more aware of the enormous potential uses of UAS to perform multiple tasks that would streamline and reduce costs in many of industrial application’s routine tasks. One of these uses which is having great relevance is the case of on-demand delivery or medical transportation.
According to McKinsey, over the past three years, there have been more than 660,000 commercial drone deliveries to customers, not including the countless test flights to develop and prove the technology (Exhibit). In the same way, as we already mentioned in our whitepaper about Package Drone Delivery, Deloitte estimates a value of US$115B in 2035, and the packaging delivery using drones, with a market growth rate of 48% by 2029.
The extensive use of unmanned aircraft for these purposes would increase the low altitude air traffic and it would raise the probability of accidents. Relying on a technology that guarantees the precise and on-time reception of cargo and eases the correct air traffic management by ATC (Air Traffic Control) becomes a critical need to make these applications a reality.
An example would be a UAV taking off from an airfield which is at a significant distance from the mission area. If the UAV requires segregated airspace, it is critical to overly certain areas following a given schedule allowing for airspace optimization. 4D trajectories allow assure the fulfilment of this schedule.
Multi-UAV Coordination Flight
Multi-UAV operations are complex unmanned operations where more than one unmanned aircraft is commanded from a single ground control station. This advanced type of mission requires an advanced flight control system capable of managing the complex schema of operation with multiple telemetry links and commands.
Multi-UAV flights are very useful for military practices, however, controlling two UAVs on flight is a very stressful situation for remote operators who should coordinate their movements to perform their missions. One of these missions is aerial target emulation in military training exercises. For example, the testing of radar systems against multiple platform attacks.
Some of these missions would require the use of two or more UAT (Unmanned Aerial Targets) simulating a coordinated penetration attack over a coastline.
During these test operatives, all target drones will perform a flight where time is a critical variable to create a demanding scenario where the radar systems under test should squeeze all their capabilities.
To give a professional solution to these, and more drone applications where time is a critical variable, UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía has developed the 4D Trajectory capability. This new capability of the system enables the operator to configure the time at which a specific waypoint will be reached. The autopilot will adjust the aircraft airspeed to arrive to these assigned waypoints along its route at the specified
UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía advanced ground control software, Visionair, includes an intuitive configuration tool that will make the on-time flight configuration an easy and user-friendly interface to track the flight and monitor the UAS performance with the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) display on the main display of the software.
The company continues providing cutting-edge functionalities to enable their FCC customers to perform the unmanned aviation missions of the future.
Contact us to find out more about the 4D Trajectory capabilities and purposes.
UAV Navigation – Grupo Oesía
UAV Navigation is a private company with 100% Spanish capital. It has specialized in the design
of guidance, navigation and control solutions (GNC) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) since 2004.
The flight control solutions are characterized by their reliability and robustness, being used on all kinds of
platforms and under all weather conditions. These include high-performance tactical unmanned aircraft,
VTOL fixed wing platforms, aerial targets, mini-UAVs and helicopters.
UAV Navigation is part of the multinational Oesia Group, a Spanish group of companies with more than 45 years of experience designing, developing and maintaining cutting-edge technology for the Security, Defense and Aerospace sectors; it also has a long history of work in avionics for national level projects. The Oesia Group is involved in the whole system life cycle (design, development, qualification and maintenance) of critical and non-critical flight systems for Eurofighter EF-2000, A-400M, F-18, C-295, P3-B Orión or MH-60R. The Group is now involved in the most challenging UAV projects, such as the FCAS/NGWS, Eurodrone and SIRTAP.
Oesia Group has over 3,500 employees with 15 offices in Spain and America. It is working on projects in
23 different countries with the main purpose of creating a better, more efficient, safer and sustainable
world. UAV Navigation uses a worldwide network of distributors to supply its cutting-edge capabilities
around the world. www.uavnavigation.com