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MicroPilot’s autopilot integrates FLARM

8th November 2017 - 09:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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MicroPilot has successfully integrated FLARM’s sense and avoid system with its autopilot, providing its customers with an autonomous collision avoidance option for autonomous UAS operations, the company announced on 2 November.

FLARM is a traffic awareness and collision avoidance technology used by light aircraft and UAS.

Once integrated with MicroPilot’s autopilot, the system alerts the autopilot of nearby aircraft, along with their velocity and altitude. Using this information, the autopilot decides how to evade the other aircraft, autonomously preventing a collision without input from a human operator. 

MicroPilot will target the new capabilities at customers looking to operate their UAS over long ranges, particularly for beyond visual line-of-sight missions.

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