Autoland

Autoland

Vision based capability for UAV autonomous landing.

The recovery of a UAV is the most challenging and hazardous part of a UAV flight. Our system, based on 20 years of image processing expertise, provides a passive, self-contained auto-landing capability for both fixed and rotary wing UAVs.

Features

  • Autonomous Flight - The system can be integrated into the flight control system or autopilot to enable truly autonomous landings.
  • Easy Installation - Its small size and low weight make it easy to integrate onto UAVs.
  • Covert Operations- Use of passive sensors make operation undetectable.
  • Low Cost - COTS sensors have been used to keep cost to a minimum.
  • GPS Independent - Works in a GPS denied environment.
  • Moving Platforms - Landings can be achieved on moving platforms, such as a ship's deck.
  • Self-contained - The system does not require any ground infrastructure.

How it Works

How the UAV Autoland System works

Applications

The autoland system is suitable for both fixed and rotary wing UAVs.

UAV / UGV Rendezvous  

This video shows a UAV landing on a moving UGV. The example shows a UAV in a hostile area delivering a cargo to a UGV for onward delivery to front-line troops.