Planning Worldwide BVLOS UAS Missions with the Online Map Functionality of the UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía Visionair GCS Software
The maturity of the UAS industry leads to counting on cutting-edge aircraft with very wide technical capabilities and achieving ever-increasing ranges. The technical progress of the aircraft should be followed by the progress of the guidance, navigation and control systems, which should be capable of responding adequately to the demands of the platform manufacturers.
The need for long-range mission planning has led the UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía to implement important and innovative capabilities that ease and enable the safe use of unmanned air vehicles. One of these tools is the use of extensive maps on which to work and plan missions incorporating the waypoints the UAV will fly over and execute pre-programmed actions.
This new functionality eases the mission planning where internet connectivity is available as it allows the operator to visualize the satellite imagery of the environment where the mission will take place and will expedite the use of many other tools the flight control system provides, as it is the incorporation of alternative landing sites that increase flight safety.
In the same way, Visionair, the mission planning software, includes a large-sized maps download tool enabling the planning and execution of the mission in remote locations where an internet connection is unavailable.
The UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía has already shown its extensive capabilities on autonomous BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) flights achieving the important milestone of executing the first BVLOS flight in Spain. The UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía GNC system is the most advanced solution in the market, capable of completing long-range missions fully autonomously even if the GNSS signal is not available, dead-reckoning or GNSS-contested environments, or if it has been degraded by external sources. Similarly, the system can perform complete UAV missions even if the radio link with the GCS software is disabled or has been attacked.
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