UAVOS has offered its customers a simulator for testing its autopilot control capabilities of different types of UAVs.
It has been designed to work with vehicles ranging from 1kg to 1200kg in different weather conditions and includes special software for the ground control station.
The simulator allows users to make UAV trial flight in a virtual environment before the start of its production and to modify its design according to the results of such virtual flight tests.
The ground part of the UAVOS automatic control system software contains the integrated software block to simulate flight both in the virtual environment, as well as using the automatic control system hardware with the connection of the real autopilot.
Aliaksei Stratsilatau, chairman of the board and lead developer on the project said: “Virtual models built with a high degree of conformity to the future or a real aircraft make it possible to almost perfectly set up the autopilot and test all flight modes, take-off and landing modes for both airplane-type UAVs and helicopters, copters, dirigibles and other non-standard types of aircraft.”
He added: “This procedure allows to perform the first flight immediately in automatic mode and reduces the risk of loss of the equipment at the flight test stage during critical flight or operating modes in strong wind and turbulence.”
The accuracy of UAV settings in a virtual environment with a correctly constructed model and correctly entered data is approximately 95%.
Stratsilatau concluded: “Our clients can install the demo version of the UAVOS software for the ground control station and perform virtual training flights on various types of UAV by clicking the link to the company’s website.”