Safe Evasive Maneuvers with Target Drones
As it was explained in the article focused on target drones, the objective of these unmanned aerial vehicles is to emulate the possible air threats the armies might face in order to train and test their anti-aircraft systems. An important part of this emulation is to perform aggressive evasive maneuvers similar to the ones expected from the enemy in a real combat scenario.
These evasive actions consist of a combination of highly dynamic maneuvers that allow the aircraft to change its trajectory suddenly, making it difficult to track it by targeting systems or even avoiding a nearby threat. Some of these maneuvers are quite well-known by the public, for example, the G-turns and/or the “pop ups”. Usually, these maneuvers test the limits of the aircraft envelope at extreme attitudes and accelerations, being a great challenge for the trained fighter pilots and for any guidance, navigation, and control system.
UAV Navigation wants to provide their target drone customers with the best technology and functionalities to help them position themselves and their platforms as leaders in their segments. For this reason, we have developed and included the capability to perform preconfigured and automatic evasive maneuvers on the flight control software for target drones. Command them through automatic actions on the Flight Plan or upon operator request from the GCS providing the characteristic flexibility of the VECTOR system. This way, the operators of our system will be able to emulate these maneuvers with their platforms to provide the best service to the most demanding clients.