No external sensors, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) or Mission Management Computer are required - they are already integrated in the same box.
The hardware is certified to MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD 461F.
Protection against sensor failure
A high level of safety is provided because the autopilot is designed from the start to be able to survive individual and even multiple sensor failures. The autopilot will continue to function correctly even if GPS is lost.
Catapult launch (up to 25G) and parachute recovery
High precision take off and landing in adverse conditions.
Precision altitude measurement for special manoeuvres
By taking advantage of readings from a radar or laser altimeter unit or enhanced GNSS solutions (RTK, DGNSS), the autopilot is able to maintain accurate height above surface level, which is critical for low altitude operations such as sea-skimming at high speed.
Since 2004 UAV Navigation has worked with the world's leading aerial target manufacturers. We develop complete flight control solutions for target drones of all types and sizes, including piston-engine and high-speed turbine powered aerial targets. The system includes all the necessary onboard avionics, together with a Ground Control Station which can be easily integrated with range telemetry facilities.
UAV Navigation uses its own advanced Hardware In the Loop (HIL) simulator to minimize risk during the development phase of a project. A virtual model of the client's platform is developed in order to produce software specifically tailored to the aircraft’s flight characteristics.
The autopilot takes care of all the basic tasks of flying the platform safely, including fully auto take-off (catapult launch) and parachute or runway recovery landing, Return-To-Base, multiple waypoints, etc. In addition to these basic functions the autopilot can also interact with a wide variety of payloads, including radar altimeters for advanced functions such as sea-skimming.
Despite its small size UAV Navigation's product is a complete autopilot, meaning that the unit contains all of the sensors required to fly the target drone; no extra sensors or boxes are required other than the servos to move the control surfaces.
The autopilot is also fully autonomous. Unlike other flight control systems which rely on the datalink, the autopilot can execute a complete mission even if the datalink between the Ground Control Station and aircraft fails.