UAV Navigation, a Spanish aerospace company specializing in professional grade autopilots and Flight Control Systems (FCS) for UAVs, will present the latest version of its FCS at XPONENTIAL 2019.

Version 8 is a major upgrade and includes a wide range of new features and improvements for manufacturers of Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing and Target Drone UAVs, including, among others:

  • User interface improvements for the Visionair mission software.
  • Automatic actions at waypoints.
  • Improvements to flight plans, including multiple flight plans and referenced flight plans (the FP can be linked to a mobile reference point, such as a ship).
  • Full compatibility with maritime onboard operations (see video clip).

At XPONENTIAL the company will also present a new Hardware In the Loop (HIL) simulator to demonstrate the new FCS in action.

The HIL simulator allows the user to run actual flight control software on a real autopilot which is connected to a source of sensor inputs. This allows users to simulate a mission both via the Visionair interface and also via a 3D graphical representation of the UAV in flight. Every kind of mission can be simulated and the robustness of the system can be tested by injecting faults into the system, weather conditions and other parameters to test the flight control system’s reaction.

The HIL simulator can also be used as a useful training tool.

Source: Press Release

UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2019/04/25/uav-navigation-launches-flight-control-system-v8/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert. Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.