HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellite) is an innovative project aimed towards the future and capable of changing not only the UAV market and the scope of UAV utilization, but also adjacent markets. This will open new horizons to companies involved in the production of equipment for stratospheric aircraft.
The potential implementation of solar-powered UAVs is widening. From geo-synchronous flights, to flights in the northern latitudes HAPS are taking on more and more practical tasks, pushing high-tech companies to develop new unique instruments and equipment, first as prototypes, and in the future – as mass production for stratospheric operations.
6 June 2018
Currently we are witnessing a process of transition from manual control to fully automatic mode of vehicle and machinery operations. Automated systems are gradually replacing humans, and the reliability of technology is increasing. And we believe that the main reason of accidents is the human factor, although equipment failure is often the main cause of accidents for budgetary drones.
In today's unmanned aircrafts, it is impossible to single out the main problem leading to accidents, since in different segments the key reasons are different factors. For example, if we look at cheapest drones worth up to $4000, then we will immediately find out a whole bunch of problems affecting flight safety.
14 April 2018
At the present time, the main and most effective means of combating small-sized UAVs equipped with MEMS-based avionics (micro electromechanical systems) of gyroscopes and accelerometers that are characterized by low cost and miniaturized dimensions, in contrast to high-precision fiber-optic PINS (platformless inertial navigation system) is using jamming countermeasures on the GNSS (satellite radio navigation signals GNSS).
Ordinarily, the vast majority of such small-sized UAVs after the loss of the GNSS signal lose orientation and fall, or make a forced parachute landing or automatic landing – as in case with multi-rotor UAV systems.
10 April 2018
For more than 40 years, leading aircraft manufacturers have been working on the development of unmanned airplane-type aircraft capable of operating for a long time (from several days to several years) at altitudes of 60,000 - 100,000 feet (18,000-30,000 m).
UAVOS also has such experience. Our team has been working on a project to create HAPS Apus for more than 5 years. During this time we managed to build more than 20 modifications of the aircraft and successfully tested 3 new aerodynamic schemes of the aircraft.
4 April 2018
To integrate the autopilot into various mobile platforms, both airborne and surface (above ground/water) based, ranging from 2.2 lb to 2626 lb (1 kg to 1200 kg), UAVOS engineers implemented the concept of a multi-platform modular design of the automatic control system for moving objects.
The main feature of the AP10 automatic control system is a distributed architecture, when each component of the system has its own microcontroller providing data processing and communication with other components within the CAN network (Controller Area Network). The AP10 configuration allows to avoid loading the central processor with routine tasks by distributing management tasks to all system components. At the same time there are efficiently no restrictions on the number of the same-type modules, which makes it possible to implement multiple redundancy on all levels. Almost any payload, or ready-made third-party modules and entire systems can be connected to the system by adding IFC interfaces to the network.
28 March 2018