Jam-Proof Navigation Solution Integrated into Tactical UAVs

Asio Technologies' NavGuard uses machine vision technology, AI, advanced optics and sensor fusion to provide GNSS-free navigation By Mike Ball / 09 Nov 2022

Asio Technologies has confirmed that its NavGuard optical navigation systems have been selected for integration into the drone platforms of a US customer.

NavGuard is a real-time optical navigation system that enables accurate, autonomous GNSS-free navigation for tactical UAS (unmanned aerial systems) platforms in areas where the GNSS signal is spoofed, jammed, or simply unavailable. Using cutting-edge machine vision technology, AI, advanced optics, and sensor fusion, NavGuard can be installed on different unmanned aerial platforms to enable safe and sustainable 24/7 drone missions under complete GNSS blackout.

Designed for a wide variety of applications, from defense, homeland security, and infrastructure security, it is optimized for tactical drone missions where payload capacity and flight time are limited, and continuous operation under all conditions is critical.

The NavGuard family of solutions, which will be presented at the UVID drone tech exhibition in Israel, includes:

NOCTA EX: Fully integrated day/night optical navigation module for large drones and medium fixed-wing platforms
NOCTA Mini: Fully integrated day/night small optical navigation module for medium to large drones
NG Core: Lightweight, compact day-only optical navigation module for small to medium drones

David Harel, CEO of Asio Technologies, commented: “We are honored to announce that another customer is choosing NavGuard as the product of choice for their platforms. Based on real-time geo-referencing of optical video streams to an on-board geo infrastructure, the NavGuard systems generate low latency accurate positioning throughout the entire mission, enabling operational freedom anytime and anywhere.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact