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UAV Navigation defines operational envelope for VECTOR-600 autopilot

An independent study conducted by UAV Navigation has defined the operational envelope of the VECTOR-600 autopilot based on the Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) methodology. The operational envelope defines the operational risk profile within which an aircraft can operate safely, taking into consideration all risk mitigations included within the system.

The SORA methodology evaluates the safety risks involved with the operation of an unmanned aerial system (UAS) of any class, size or type of operation. The concept of operation (ConOps) is normally used as the input for this analysis; the output takes the form of the Specific Assurance and Integrity Level (SAIL) for a particular operation, which indicates the level of robustness that must be demonstrated for the operational safety objectives.

In this case, instead of performing a conventional SORA analysis from the ConOps to the SAIL output, this study was performed the other way around because the objective of the study was to identify the operational envelope of the sytem.

LidarSwiss deploys Cepton lidar for high-fidelity mapping

Cepton announced that it is working with LidarSwiss Solutions GmbH to deploy its lidar technology in a dronebased mapping and analytics solution for infrastructure management and engineering design applications.

Nano P60 integrates Cepton’s Sora sensor with a high-precision IMU/ GNSS unit and a high-resolution camera system. Its intelligent controller with LidarSwiss proprietary software automatically combines all raw data to generate high-density, high-precision RGB-attributed 3D laser point clouds during flight.

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