UAS

   

UAS

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a new component of the aviation system, one which ICAO, the FAA and the aerospace industry are working to understand, define and ultimately integrate.

The term Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) emphasizes the importance of other elements beyond an aircraft itself. A typical UAS consists of the following:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
  • Control system, such as Ground Control Station (GCS).
  • Control link, a specialized datalink.
  • Other related support equipment.

Unmanned Aerial Systems have more than proven their value in the military world and today, Unmanned Aerial Systems are utilized for applications closer to home, Whether monitoring precisely agricultural fields, protecting environment, monitoring pipeline utility assets or finding those who are lost and in distress, Unmanned Aerial Systems can be launched quickly, day or night, to provide precise situational awareness whenever and wherever they are needed.

Sensis Aerospace provides design, development, manufacturing, production and operation as well as systems support, maintenance and training to a wide offering of UAS, covering every class of UAV. Our family of unmanned platforms integrate when necessary with ground stations also man-portable, hand launched, small unit assets.  Unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) are uniquely positioned to grow rapidly in civil and commercial applications because of their affordability and ability to quickly adapt to various missions.

Sensis Aerospace’s Unmanned Aerial Systems continue to set the standard for delivering increasingly valuable capabilities in the most challenging conditions. These systems are used extensively by clients in different latitudes to help establish commercial superiority at their industries.

Aerial Acquisition

Aerial acquisition is the process of planning and coordinating flying missions, maintaining and operating airborne sensors and ensuring that all data is collected and organised for further processing.

Digital or conventional technology to create natural color or near-infrared imagery or to collect LiDAR data, the quality of the aerial acquisition can make or break your project. Sensis Aerospace expert flight crews, imagery specialists, and sensor systems are ready to surpass your expectations.

Autonomous capable UAVs carrying cameras and other payload sensors can safely and reliably provide cost effective photos and technical data unattainable by traditional manned aircraft.

Sensis Aerospace Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are equipped with the latest sensors available for commercial use in the market. Sensis Aerospace UAS remote sensing functions includes.

  • Electromagnetic spectrum sensors
  • Gamma ray sensors
  • Biological sensors
  • Chemical sensors
  • Electromagnetic sensors
  • Visual spectrum
  • Infrared
  • Near infrared cameras
  • Radar systems. 
  • Microwave and ultraviolet spectrum sensors
  • Special sensors

Biological sensors are sensors capable of detecting the airborne presence of various microorganisms and other biological factors.

Chemical sensors use laser spectroscopy to analyze the concentrations of each element in the air. Thermal sensors are used for various UAV applications.

Helpful definitions

Aerial photography: Aerial photography is the action of taking photographs from an airborne platform such as aircraft, helicopter, kite, blimps or unmanned aerial vehicle. Vertical or oblique photographs can be captured depending on the application intended. In general, aerial photography is mainly used for visualisation and illustration purpose as measurements extracted are not accurate due to distortions.

Aerial survey: Aerial survey is a general term meaning the collection of information conducted from an airborne platform. Information can be collected from various remote-sensing sensors such as still and video cameras, thermal, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors, LiDAR and even by the best known sensor: our eyes.

Aerial photogrammetry: Aerial photogrammetry is the science of obtaining accurate geometric measurements using photographs taken from an aerial platform. It includes aerotriangulation, or block adjustment of up to 1000s of photographs using point of common detail and airborne GPS. Aerotriangulated stereo images is the 3D base product from which a number of 2D and 3D products are derived. Orthophotos are generated from overlapping vertical aerial photographs and processed to remove perspective and the effect of the terrain. Orthophotos are a fundamental base layer for GIS databases.

Aerial mapping: Aerial mapping is the making of planimetric maps, contours and features extracted from aerotriangulated aerial imagery.

Aerial acquisition: Aerial acquisition is the process of planning and coordinating flying missions, maintaining and operating airborne sensors and ensuring that all data is collected and organised for further processing.

FPV

First-person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting, is a method used to control a UAV. The vehicle is either driven or piloted remotely from a first-person perspective via an onboard camera, fed wirelessly to video goggles or a video monitor. More sophisticated setups include a pan-and-tilt gimbaled camera controlled by a gyroscope sensor in the pilot's goggles and with dual onboard cameras, enabling a true stereoscopic view.

When flying FPV, the pilot's view is that of a would be real pilot on board the aircraft and as such does not need to maintain visual line of sight (LOS) of the aircraft compared with regular RC flying. As a result, FPV aircraft can be flown well beyond visual range, limited only by the range of the remote control and video equipment in use. FPV became increasingly common throughout the late 2000s and early 2010s. It is currently one of the fastest growing activities involving UAVs, and has given rise to a small but growing industry providing products specifically designed for FPV use. FPV aircraft are frequently used for aerial photography and videography and many videos of FPV flights can be found on popular video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. For this purpose, many FPV pilots utilize a second, lightweight high-definition on-board camcorder such as a GoPro camera in addition to their standard definition video link.

Services

Sensis Aerospace provides professional grade aerial services acquired through the use of a fleet of fully autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  UAVs. Our services are time sensitive, cost-effective and extremely accurate.

  • Drones and UAVs consultancy services.
  • Conception, design and testing of autonomous UAVs for mission specific purposes.
  • Deployment and Training on UAVs designed by us.
  • Trade mark transference of each of our custom created UAVs.
  • Sensis Aerospace has a dedicated fleet of UAVs both multicopters and fixed wing Drones ready to take more than twenty highly specialized missions.
  • Custom UAV projects.
  • Drones and UAVs education services.