November 18, 2015

PenguinMR [UAS]

 

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UAS SYSTEM


Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is the most growing sector in the aerospace business and is already changing the world of aviation. Civilian UAS airspace regulations will be implemented in the coming years, and this is expected to open up for a very rapid growth in the already established market for UAS. Foreseeing a great need for UAS in the coming oil and gas exploration and production in the far north, Maritime Robotics is gathering competence and experience to be in the right position.  Maritime Robotics has through the years gradually been building expertise and experience in UAS development and field operations, and is currently building systems and capacities for the coming market growth.

The PenguinMR RPAS is a multipurpose remotely piloted aircraft system with the ability to carry a diverse suite of sensors and payloads serving user needs. Usually, operators in need of an RPAS for testing multiple types of sensors or payloads are required to design, construct and set up the complete aircraft system themselves. With the PenguinMR, we deliver a turn key solution with a flight ready aircraft. The payload can be mounted to a standardized payload frame on an interchangeable plate, enabling the user to have several payloads instead of tying an aircraft to a single payload.

Each PenguinMR is test flown and adjusted to minimize variations between aircraft. Manufacturer airframe or engine deviations are compensated for, and the engine is adjusted and broken in for maxi- mum performance and reliability.

The PenguinMR is fitted with a performance enhancing low noise exhaust system. This system has proven reliability, with hundreds of flight hours. The quiet running system has a detectability range of less than 1000 meters.

The PenguinMR platform is equipped with high speed UHF communications for VLOS C&C. For EVLOS and many BLOS missions, the long range VHF radio and GPRS system provides redundant communication platforms, while Iridium Satellite communications are used for areas where no other system provides coverage.

Performance:

Flight time: 4-16h
Payload capacity:  3kg
Climb rate:  750 fpm
Operational ceiling:  12000ft AMSL
Dimensions:  Wing span 3.3m, length 2.3m
MTOW: 21.5kg

 

 


UAS PENGUIN COMPONENTS

VEHICLE CONTROL STATION [VCS]
VEHICLE CONTROL STATION [VCS]
The VCS is a Maritime Robotics developed control station integrating all components required for RPAS operations. Integrated air band VHF connecting the operators to other air traffic as well as each other through a wireless intercom system simplifies operations. The control station establishes a dedicated work area for the pilot. Communication links are added in the form of external modules that all connects through standardized connectors. All links are merged into one in order to simplify flight operations for the internal pilot.
Integrated air band VHF connecting the operators to other air traffic as well as each other through a wireless intercom system simplifies operations. The control station establishes a dedicated work area for the pilot. Communication links are added in the form of external modules that all connects through standardized connectors. All links are merged into one in order to simplify flight operations for the internal pilot.
LONG RANGE VHF
LONG RANGE VHF
The long range VHF radio enables long range communications with PenguinMR for C&C. For all VLOS, EVLOS and a large part of BLOS missions this link provides sufficient communications for reliable operation. A robust FEC protocol and TDMA channel access allows efficient channel utilization and a long range telemetry and command link.
STANDARDIZED CONNECTION AND SETUP
STANDARDIZED CONNECTION AND SETUP
Our own developed interface/service module distributes power and communication to all communication links, as well as to connected payloads. On/off control of payloads can also be provided even for payloads with internal own power supply. Air safety is ensured in case of component failure by fused outputs.
On/off control of payloads can also be provided even for payloads with internal own power supply. Air safety is ensured in case of component failure by fused outputs.
AIR SAFETY
AIR SAFETY
Transponder integration: ADS-B transponder, enabling all ADS-B equipped aircraft, as well as all ATC units with radar or ADS-B to know theposition, speed and heading of the RPAS using their existing systems.
Use of airplane approved components whenever available increases reliability and fault tolerance of the PenguinMR. All components have faced intensive testing, both individually and together as a complete platform.

UAS PENGUIN FEATURES

PHOTOGRAMMETRY
PHOTOGRAMMETRY
Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs, especially for recovering the exact positions of surface points. Moreover, it may be used to recover the motion pathways of designated reference points located on any moving object, on its components and in the immediately adjacent environment. Photogrammetry may employ high-speed imaging and remote sensing in order to detect, measure and record complex 2-D and 3-D motion fields (see also sonar, radar, lidar, etc.). Photogrammetry feeds the measurements from remote sensing and the results of imagery analysis into computational models in an attempt to successively estimate, with increasing accuracy, the actual, 3-D relative motions within the researched field.
Ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photogrammetry (“Photogrammetry,” 2016).
PROVEN UNDER DUAL RPAS OPERATION
PROVEN UNDER DUAL RPAS OPERATION
The PenguinMR platform has been proven as a solid platform for dual RPAS operation. Flying multiple RPAS simultaneously enables efficient operations collecting more data in a shorter time, or utilizing the benefits of payloads positioned in different locations at the same time.
AEROMAGNETIC SURVEYING
AEROMAGNETIC SURVEYING
Mapping the earths magnetic fields using Unmanned Aircraft Systems. An aeromagnetic survey is a common type of geophysical survey carried out using a magnetometer aboard an aircraft. The onboard magnetometer measures the magnetic strength at a point in space. The onboard magnetometer measures the magnetic strength at a point in space. The principle is similar to a magnetic survey carried out with a hand-held magnetometer, but allows much larger areas of the Earth’s surface to be covered quickly for regional reconnaissance. The aircraft typically flies in a grid-like pattern with height and line spacing determining the resolution of the data (and cost of the survey per unit area).
Surveying with airborne magnetometers has markets where there is a need to know the mineral content of the earth. Such as: – Mineral exploration – Oil and gas exploration