Specialist helicopter UAV manufacturer.
29 Mar 2017: VECTOR Autopilot Controls The New HEF 32
Over the last ten years, High Eye has successfully integrated three generations of UAV Navigation autopilots. This makes UAV Navigation our longest lasting and most important systems supplier. High Eye can only praise them for the continuous close technical support. All of our current and future HEF32 UAV systems are equipped with UAVNavigation flight control & stabilization subsystems, gathering vast amounts of flight hours in different areas and operational conditions.
In the more recent years, very advanced helicopter specific logics have been developed which make the Vector the most capable rotary wing autopilot on the market. This includes a very capable automatic autorotation and flair out logic. Also, the logics for dead-reckoning in cases of reduced GPS modes are coming into place, creating improved safety and a basis for certified BVLOS operation. For the coming period, UAV Navigation will support us in developing more advanced capabilities for shipborne operations of our UAV system. This will focus primarily on fully automatic landings on moving decks and flightplans which are referenced to moving vessels.
Besides the technical aspects of the capabilities of the autopilot systems, High Eye emphasizes the very good technical and personal support by UAV Navigation engineers, from design and integration choices to solving unexpected technical issues in the field. The close relationship goes to the extent that several UAV Navigation engineers feel like colleagues, all working on the same product.
UAV Navigation also offers great flexibility for integrating customized solutions, which allows manufacturers to provide higher levels of integration around a common system architecture. Several systems have been developed and integrated for High Eye, including a weight-on-wheels logic, GPS-based heading logics and flexibility to integrate our own custom joysticks.
High Eye is looking forward to continuing its good relationship and cooperation with UAV Navigation in the coming years, as we both strive to further expand our capabilities and find new markets."