Oxley supplies low profile anti-collision lights to BAE Systems HERTI programme
Oxley Developments Company Ltd, a leading designer and manufacturer of LED aircraft lighting systems, has recently completed delivery of a suite of external lights to BAE Systems for use on their HERTI Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV).
Following the supply of brand new wing-tip and tail lights in the latter half of 2008, Oxley has now successfully designed and supplied low profile anti-collision lights that combine a robust, lightweight design with a high intensity output.
The issues of size, weight and optical performance are critical factors when considering external lighting for aircraft in general and UAVs in particular.
BAE Systems specified a requirement from the outset for an anti-collision light that adhered to strict space and weight criteria whilst at the same time offering a strong optical performance.
The Oxley ROTOX 400 anti-collision light produces an effective intensity of greater than 400 candela and its light output meets both JAR-23 and JAR-25 regulations. However, with a protruding height of less than 50 mm and weighing less than 750 g, the lights are designed to fit inside relatively small space envelopes and also boast low power consumption. The ROTOX is also designed with EMI issues in mind and complies with RTCA DO-160D and MIL-STD-461E.
The suite of wing-tip, tail and anti-collision lights installed on the HERTI UAV has been designed with other UAV and fixed-wing applications in mind. Customised options including NVIS friendly and covert variants are also available. All of the lights feature the benefits of LED technology including high Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rates and low through-life maintenance costs.
More from Uncrewed Vehicles
Royal Navy selects Animal Dynamics parafoil UAV for second phase of Heavy Lift challenge
With a payload capacity of 135kg, the Stork STM can fly up to 400km using a parafoil wing to generate lift.
IDEX 2023: Autel Robotics showcases DJI challenger drone
Autel Robotics presented its Dragonfish series and EVO Max 4T at IDEX 2023, hoping to challenge DJI's market dominance with the latter.
BAE and Innovaero debut Strix, Australia’s first domestic armed VTOL UAS
At the Avalon Airshow, BAE Systems Australia debuted Australia’s first domestically designed, built and armed VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) uncrewed air system (UAS), the Strix.
Enhanced autopilots pave way to autonomy for US multi-engine jets
The USAF has commissioned a year-long autonomy study by Reliable Robotics for large jet aircraft.
IDEX 2023: Black Eagle UAV gets miniature airborne radar
Integrating the radar into the Steadicopter UAS allows the rotorcraft to spot potential maritime threats.