Institute of Geodesy of the National University Lviv Polytechnic and (ABRIS Design Group) is proud to present the UAS FLIRT (Flying Intelligent Robotic Tool).
UAS FLIRT is a powerful professional tool for aerial mapping and monitoring.
We offer the outstanding solution FLIRT, which combines all the advantages of unmanned flying systems with high standards and performance of large specialized aerial aircrafts. Low flight altitude and speed allows to obtain high-quality pictures with a resolution up to 1 cm / pixel. The modern mirrorless camera with changeable lenses allows to easily adapt the complex to map different area types in different scales. It also performs highly effective work in complex terrains. Durable hull construction additionally protected with the system of dampers ensures reliability and longevity.
Due to its excellent flight characteristics, high durability and ease of use, FLIRT boosts tasks of rapid collection of aerial data to an entirely new level of performance. The defining new feature of FLIRT (unlike many other unmanned aircraft systems) is its ability to get series of well-aligned images even in a strong wind. This was made possible by implementing the following features:
- special aerodynamic design and advanced algorithms for automatic control, which provide exceptional aircraft stability;
- camera mounted on a gyro stabilized camera gimbal;
- implementation of automatic drift angle compensation system.
As the workflow is fully automatic from takeoff to landing, an operator isn’t required to have prior flight training. The mission plan will be automatically created by the FlirtPlanner software. Its intuitive interface will take into account the map scale, images overlap, wind strength and direction in mission plan. FlirtPlanner provides you geotagged images and allows estimation of work quality in the field, immediately after landing. Subsequent image and video processing may be performed with appropriate software per operator preference.
Takeoff and landing are performed from a small size area. The operator can monitor the flight and mission progress from distance of up to 15 km using the remote system, retaining the ability to modify or cancel tasks. Additionally, HD quality video streaming (FPV) is available at distances of up to 15 km. In case of emergency, the aircraft will land safely with the automatically deployed LuckyBeak parachute system and send its coordinates to the operator over GSM network.
FLIRT can be easily transported in specially designed, light and convenient cases. The assembly is simple and doesn’t require any special tools. No electrical coupling is involved in the assembly process.
FLIRT “Arrow” – light, backpack carried and hand-launch capable model is designed to be used in difficult terrain and in applications where high mobility is required. Transporting, launch and controlling the mission itself can be easily carried out by a single person and on foot. The complex weight with all required equipment is only 8kg. The UAS is hand-launched and is landed via a parachute. The powerful electric motor and high flight characteristics provide stable operation even at high altitudes.
SONY QX1 is a mirrorless camera capable to provide orthophotography down to 2 cm/pixel image resolution. Flight duration of up to 100 minutes allows mapping a substantial area within the single mission.
FLIRT HP ‘Orca’ is another accurate, reliable tool equipped with the powerful SONY Alpha 7RM2 camera with full-frame 42MP sensor that allows to obtain image resolution up to 1cm/pixel. Precision positioning system installed onboard allows mapping the position (coordinates, angles and elevation) of a recorded image center with accuracy of up to 20 cm. This helps to substantially reduce the amount of field geodetic work and ensures highly accurate orthophotography at the same time.
The aircraft takes off from LuckyLaunch catapult and lands with LuckyBeak parachute.
Powerful batteries and perfect aerodynamics result in a class-record flight time of more than two hours.
|Takeoff weight, kg||4,8||7|
|Camera||Sony QX1||Sony A7RM2|
|Sensor type||APS-C 20MP||FullFrame
|Battery capacity, Ah||16||32|
|Minimum flight speed, km/h||50||60|
|Cruise speed, km/h||60-80||75-90|
|Maximum flight time, min||100||120|
|Max flight distance, km||100||140|
|Maximum controllable distance from the base station, km||15||15|
|Maximum altitude , m||5000||3000|
|Minimum operating altitude, m||75||75|
|Maximum image resolution, cm/px||2||1|
|Vertical acceleration ( ISA), m/s||6||3.5|
|Handheld launch capable||+||-|
|Auto launch (LuckyLaunch catapult)||+||+|
|Auto landing (parachute assisted)||+||+|
|Recommended launch pad dimensions, m||50х30||70х30|
|Transport dimensions, cm||120х25х25||120х35х25|
|Deployment time, min||10||10|
|Maximum wind resistance, m/s||12||12|