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Short Landing Capabilities for Uncrewed Rotary Wing platforms

As it is well known, Automatic Take Off and Landing (ATOL) are the most challenging maneuvers. The proximity to ground or possible obstacles become these maneuvers critical and makes the UAS platform require a reliable flight controller. In the same way, these flight stages demand the operator to be very familiar with the logic and landing procedures.

UAV Navigation systems include many different logics that make landing safer and easier. An example of these features is its capability to load multiple flight plans and landing paths that ensure alternative landing sites during the mission, which ensures flight safety. Also, have a clear user interface that presents important information in an easy and accessible way, improving the situational awareness of the operator.

Likewise, our autopilots are also the only flight controllers ready to perform both relatives when the landing site is moving, and all the landing flight plan waypoints maintain the relative position and absolute landings when the touchdown site is not mobile. 

On the other hand, the Ground Control Station software, Visionair, has been developed to easily create landing paths. When the landing site is selected, the application automatically generates all the waypoints to accomplish the unmanned aerial vehicle approximation and touchdown. This landing path is created considering the gains of the specific platform controlled to provide a smooth flight.

Our flight control solution for rotary wing platforms also includes the capability to perform short landings. In a short landing maneuver, when LAND mode is commanded, the helicopter will fly directly towards the landing site waypoint, which makes the aircraft capable of performing landing without the approximation stage, as happens in standard landings. This feature may be very useful when the landing site is reduced and in case of performing emergency landings or rescue missions where the mission time is critical, and the aircraft should perform a quick landing.

Of course, the flight controller contains emergency procedures to assure flight safety and boost the reliability of our clients' systems. In accordance with them, the autopilot makes the aircraft return to the landing site automatically when a specific combination of alarms or events is active.

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At UAV Navigation, we develop flight control solutions that enable our clients to be at the leading edge of the UAS industry. At the same time, our cornerstone is to offer innovative technologies focused on safety. The short landing capability is a great example of this combination.

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UAV Navigation is a privately-owned company that has specialized in the design of flight control solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) since 2004. It is used by a variety of Tier 1 aerospace manufacturers in a wide range of UAV - also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or 'drones'. These include high-performance tactical unmanned planes, aerial targets, mini-UAVs and helicopters.