AeroVironment unveils Quantix UAS
AeroVironment has introduced a new UAS aimed at the commercial market called Quantix, the company announced on 14 November.
The system is capable of operator-in-the-loop automated flight, and has a hybrid design that enables it to launch vertically and transition into horizontal flight.
Simplified operating procedures allow operators to plan missions by tracing their finger over a map displayed on the tablet controller screen to identify an area of interest. The user is then guided through an automated pre-flight check, and the UAS performs a built-in test procedure optimising its flight path for maximum coverage, launching, and then landing vertically when its mission is complete.
The UAS carries colour and multispectral sensors for image capture, and its Decision Support System (DSS) uses advanced research and algorithms to produce high-resolution datasets and analysis of agriculture fields and vineyards, bridges, railroad tracks, pipelines, roads and many other valuable assets. The DSS is the foundation for data processing, integrating data streams from multiple types of sensors and data collection tools and storing large amounts of image data for historical trend analysis.
Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment chief executive and president, said: ‘Our customers told us they want to focus on running their businesses, not on becoming drone experts. That’s why we designed our highly automated system from the ground up to make it easy for them to get the insights they need so they can proceed with certainty.'
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