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Vulture 2 spaceplane hardware-in-the-loop simulation

Linus Penzlien has been working on a hardware-in-the-loop simulation for our Vulture 2 spaceplane, using an X-Plane model of the aircraft by Billy Bargagliotti. During testing Linus managed to hit 630km/h, which he nicely described as " very fast".

It's good stuff, but here's still more HIL, and indeed SITL, excitement ahead from Linus and Andrew Tridgell. There are details on the work to date here.

In the meantime, we wish Tridge and the CanberraUAV team well in the forthcoming UAV Challenge.

 

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Etosha National Park, Namibia, adds more to its Anti-Poaching UAV Arsonal.

After after almost 9 months of application of the SurVoyeur MKII UAV system in the Etosha National Park here in Namibia, The Park and Ministry have added further to their capabilities. Two more Pilots have also completed there training this week, each on both the SurVoyeur MKI and MKII systems. This will enable the Park to fly simultaneous flights in separate areas, day and night if required. The fully automated systems have day and night ( Thermal) imagers and the full autonomy in launch, flight, target designate and track, as well as autolanding, ensure the best survivability in this harsh environment.

Pilot effort in flight control and management is also vastly reduced, a huge plus in the National Parks.

The preceding 9 months of system use has shown many successes and preemptive flights have been shown to act as strong deterrent to would be undesirables, leading to the latest additions.

Congrats to the two new Pilots , Shayne and Isaskar, and their new systems!

Nampilot.

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Inflatable UAV

And it will land on water ...

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Kvasir Infrared UAV Camera

Kvasir Infrared UAV Camera
The Kvasir Infrared camera is made especially for modern UAV implementation and our focus have been to offer the best weight and performance for the price. The Kvasir is lightweight and easy to integrate. Kvasir is a high-fidelity uncooled thermal…

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Small Rule NPRM slides again

Small Rule NPRM slides again
Patrick hinted at it in his last article a week ago, seems he was right Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Abstract: This rulemaking would adopt specific rules for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in…

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