By Staff Writer | January 6, 2015
|Photo courtesy ING Robotic Aviation|
The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) has selected ING Robotic Aviation’s Responder rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system to aid with research into systems integration and specific UAV applications.
ING Robotic Aviation has sold two complete Responder vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) robotic aircraft with sensors, as well as a Ground Control System (GCS) and ancillary equipment. The Responder has a hover operational endurance of 30 minutes and a cruise operational endurance of 40 minutes. The system also includes a 10 km range in radio line of sight. Components include a portable ground control station, a flight simulation software package and live video feed.
The Responder is equipped with stabilized, gimbal mounted camera systems that can provide real-time still and video images in both visual and infrared sections of the spectrum. Mosaicking and the production of 3D imagery are readily possible. The flexibility of the system allows for future technology advancements such as integration of new sensors.
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