As UAV operations become more and more advanced and precise, unmanned aircraft require cutting-edge flight control solutions with functionality that may guarantee the success of the missions.
Highly specialised and robust guidance, navigation and control systems that enable the latest generation unmanned aircraft to execute complex manoeuvres guaranteeing operational safety are required.
UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía’s flight control system is characterised by its aerospace quality, high reliability, and high level of innovation.
The new version of the flight control computer software allows the Spanish company’s clients to execute multiple and advanced functionalities, such as the autonomous replanning of the flight plan and execution of 4D trajectories to reach a target waypoint (WP) within a specific time frame or Multi-UAV and Multi-GCS missions.
The new version of the software stands out for providing the following functionalities:
Mission Replanning for Automatic Sense and Avoidance or Geofencing
When an unauthorised fly zone is detected in the path of the autopilot mission, the system will recalculate the flight executing an automatic alternative route to avoid the detected zone and reach the desired destination safely.
Multi-UAV and USV Operations Improved with New Intercommunication Among Vehicles
Autopilots installed on different platforms can exchange information to allow the designated operator (DO) to see the other vehicles on the Visionair Ground Control Station Software. Additionally, several improvements have been made to the telemetry to allow more UAVs to use the same radio link.
The autopilot can detect commands received from more than one GCS simultaneously, allowing seamless GCS handover that helps users perform advanced operation monitoring and control from multiple ground control stations located in different places.
4D Trajectory for Executing Accurate Actions
The system allows the selection of the exact time the autopilot has to arrive at a specific WP. Moreover, in multi-UAV operations, the aircraft will be able to fly at a specific time away from another aircraft.
Improvements in Maritime Operations
The flight control computer includes the “Follow Target” command to allow a UAV to follow a given mobile reference with a time delay, which refines the advanced maritime capabilities of the flight control system.
Online Map to Widen the Mission Following Awareness
When an internet connection is available, it is possible to use the online world map to download the map in real time.
Alarms panel renovation.
Primary Flight Display (PFD) enhanced showing the vertical speed indicator.
Local network panel available.
New emergency parachute deployment conditions.
Visual interface modifications to improve user experience.
About 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 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.