UAVOS 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”.