Inside Unmanned Systems

JUN-JUL 2017

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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Page 52 of 59 800-628-0885 +1-703-256-8900 Woman-Owned Small Business 53 unmanned systems inside June/July 2017 ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. The WiBotic team. tures of the power transmitters and receivers to account for the distance between them and the way in which they are aligned, WiBotic has shown that it can boost energy transfer ranges, said Ben Waters, CEO and WiBotic co-founder. A WiBotic system uses a miniaturized receiv- ing coil and battery charger onboard the robot and a recharging station powered by a wall out- let. The wireless charging electronics aboard the robot are wafer-thin and only weigh about 100 grams, Waters said. The recharging station detects the position and alignment of an unmanned vehicle and ad- justs itself to keep charging reliable and efficient. Its software also can recognize different robots as they come in and adjust the way it charges to match their specific batteries, Carlson said. "We've come up with a system that does not just work for a single robot, but any type of ro- bot, any type of battery—(a system) which can seamlessly integrate with anywhere from one to several thousand robots in a fleet," Waters said. Moreover, this technology "can work not just for aerial drones, but also ground-based robots and even aquatic systems," Carlson said. The recharging stations can come in the Left: Fully integrated drone landing pad for commercial drones. Precise positioning & navigation for unmanned systems Hemisphere GNSS Eclipse ™ 300 Series with ATLAS ™ Correction VectorNav VN-300 MEMS Inertial Navigation OxTS xNAV550 and xOEM INS NovAtel 700 Series OEM Receivers Tactical grade IMU – 0.05° roll/pitch Dual GNSS receivers, dual antennas 2 cm real-time position accuracy Tactical Grade IMU Post-processing software included No ITAR restrictions Advanced interference detection and mitigation L-band functionality SPAN® GNSS+INS functionality Multi-constellation, multi-frequency TerraStar™ ready No ITAR restrictions Low power, high precision Multi-frequency, multi-GNSS Small form factor L-band (and QZSS ready) Scalable Eclipse ™ RTK DGPS and SBAS with COAST™ No ITAR restrictions 3-axis accelerometers, gyros, magnetic sensors 2 GPS receivers, 2 antennas Miniature, lightweight Output rates up to 400 Hz Dynamic accuracy: 0.3° heading, 0.1° pitch & roll No ITAR restrictions Delivering unmanned and autonomous solutions for over a decade Expert system design Delivering unmanned and autonomous solutions for over a decade Expert system design 800-628-0885 +1-703-256-8900 Woman-Owned Small Business

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