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Large Heavy Lift UAS Completes Phase I Autopilot Tuning

Aided by Embention, Phenix Solutions has completed Phase I autopilot tuning for its Ultra 2XL Heavy Lift UAS, allowing autonomous function in a range of avionics and rotor systems By Abi Wylie / 10 Jun 2024
Large Heavy Lift UAS Completes Phase I Autopilot Tuning
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Phenix Solutions has completed the Phase I autopilot tuning for its Ultra 2XL Heavy Lift UAS with help from the Embention Autopilot Technical Team.

Phenix and Embention successfully completed programming of the engine, rotor system, electronics, and avionics to allow fully autonomous function of these systems. Currently, Iron-Bird testing is underway at the Phenix McMinnville facility flight testing to follow at the Pendleton, OR UAS Flight Range later this month.

The Phase I tuning revealed how precise and smoothly the actuators and control systems operated when controlled by an autopilot provided by Embention. Rotor system actuation is extremely responsive and smoothly moves through the entire range envelope.

As the RR300 engine does not have a FADEC, Phenix developed an automated system that commands the control of starting and maintaining engine function throughout the Ultra 2XL missions along with maintaining rotor, avionics and electrical functions.

Though this requires many hours of programming and testing, the Embention Autopilot has shown to be very capable of meeting the demands of the Ultra 2XL.

Phenix Solutions is a veteran-owned small business and non-traditional Defense Contractor developing and certifying Heavy-Lift Remote Piloted UAS systems and mission equipment. Phenix focuses on adaptive technology and a COTS-use strategy.

The company aims to produce a true multi-mission aerial system which significantly increases safety, and operational and cost efficiency of aerial operations.

Embention develops critical components for drones, eVTOL, and all types of autonomous vehicles, applying state-of-the-art technologies in the development of its products, where the Veronte Autopilot stands out.

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