Drone Control Systems
The control system of a drone or other autonomous vehicle may be programmed to allow it to maintain position, return to a designated location or follow a planned mission with a series of preset waypoints. It may correct for environmental factors that have an effect on the position of a vehicle, such as tidal activity for USVs and underwater robots, or wind for UAVs.
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Unmanned Navigation Systems – Avoidance and Detection
Navigation systems may also incorporate collision avoidance and detection using LiDAR, ultrasound or machine vision. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), a GPS-reliant system that allows unmanned aircraft to broadcast their position, velocity, and identification information, may also be used to enhance situational awareness and avoid collisions in crowded airspace.