Tuesday, April 22, 2008

UAV flight tests

Latest flight tests of our new avionics HW &SW that allows user to upload Simulink controller to the in-flight UAV aerial hardware, switch instantaneously between the running controller and the newly uploaded one without interruptions and tune the new controller in-flight. Will be soon available for UAV research and educational labs to study various concepts (swarm theory, coordinated flying, phased arrays and many more), with applications in resource and security monitoring, search and rescue operations, military operations, automated traffic reporting etc.

Video shows coordinated mission, where red aircraft is waiting to be relieved by the blue one. The blue aircraft flies a pattern and communicates to the red aircraft to land. Both aircrafts are fully autonomous. Shown trajectory is actual flight path.