Navigation is a process involving three steps:
- Establish the track that needs to be followed (i.e. Flight Plan)
- Establish current position relative to the FP
- Execute all necessary guidance actions to correct any deviation in position
There are different types of navigation system:
One of the biggest challenges facing any cutting-edge Attitude & Heading Reference System / Inertial Navigation System (AHRS/INS) is the ability to perform a mission in a degraded environment. In navigation, dead reckoning is the process of calculating one’s current position by using a previously determined one, and advancing it based upon known or estimated speeds (integrated) over elapsed time and course. Evidently each integration is subject to a cumulative error; the aim therefore is to reduce this error in order to increase precision.
1. The United States Military Standard (MIL-STD) ensures that products meet certain minimum requirements and standards of reliability established by the U.S. Department of Defense.
2. The standard is also used by non-defense government organizations or industries as a way of showing that their products meet the criteria.
1. Create your own Flight Control Laws. With VECTOR SDK, it is possible to implement your own flight modes and special functions.
2. Make use of the code templates provided to develop your own logic. Reduce the time dedicated to programming tasks by using examples and templates.
3. Develop your own telemetry (TMTC/ICD) to communicate between the autopilot and the Ground Control Station.
UAV Navigation is proud to present its latest Estimation software update (v5.54), featuring the Online Hard Iron Calibration (OLHIC) capability.
INTRODUCTION TO OLHIC
1. The ability to perform on-board, autonomous magnetometer calibration in real time without ground support is a challenge for all modern aircraft, including UAVs.
In May we exhibited at XPONENTIAL 2017, which this year took place in Dallas, Texas. Tobias, Carlos and Miguel Ángel were there to represent the UAVN team and meet existing customers, as well as to expand the network of payload partners and talk to potential customers.
Thanks to all of those who were able to visit us on the stand; we hope you found it useful and informative. For those who were unable to attend the event, we look forward to seeing you in Denver, Colorado, next year (May 1-3).