FIXAR adds Surface Follow obstacle avoidance to its 007 drones
Inventive drone hardware and systems company FIXAR has announced a new flight capability for its fixed-wing 007 UAVs with the unveiling of its Surface Follow automated navigation feature, which both identifies and avoids low-altitude obstacles that many satellite maps fail to account for.
FIXAR is making the Surface Follow capacity available to the enterprise, government agency, first responder, and defense operators primarily using its 007 drones. The feature enhances the navigational effectiveness and security of the craft during autonomous and semi-automatic flight by detecting obstacles endangering low above-ground level (AGL) missions, and maneuvering to avoid them.
That will be of particular value during long-range, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions FIXAR customers often deploy the UAVs for.
FIXAR says it added the Surface Follow feature as a means of compensating for low AGL landmarks often not detailed in many…