Auterion has updated its drone software platform with new features that make it easier and safer to deploy VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) UAS (unmanned aerial system) platforms. Auterion Mission Control 1.13 and Enterprise PX4 2.4 allow operators to define areas that are safe for the transition into forward flight directly on the GUI, and the aircraft can be immediately deployed even without defining a mission in advance.
Requiring transition from hover to forward flight makes the operation of VTOL drones more difficult than multicopter deployments. The operator needs to make sure that the vehicle transitions in a safe direction without potential obstacles. With the new software release, operators can easily define safe areas directly in the GUI of Auterion Mission Control. Auterion Enterprise PX4 will ensure that the transition occurs within the safe area and in the right direction against the wind. After takeoff, the vehicle will automatically loiter within the safe area until the operator defines further actions, enabling rapid deployment without defining a mission in advance.
Auterion has also added support for the Workswell WIRIS Pro and WIRIS Security dual EO/IR cameras. Drone developers using Skynode to create drone products can now use the WIRIS payloads, along with all other pre-integrated cameras, out of the box for their drone solutions powered by Auterion.
To find out more about the integration of the Workswell cameras, watch the demo video below:
To see the full list of updates, fixes, and improvements, read the release notes here. The highlights of this new software release are also discussed in this video: