Cargo Drone Control
Thanks to projects like this one, drone transportation is having a positive impact on society.
The Cargo Drone Control is an UAV that carries heavy payloads up to 100kg to mountainous areas and other remote areas that are difficult to access with conventional motorized vehicles. Embention’s Veronte Autopilot allows the cargo drone to fly with a high level of safety standards.
Cargo Drone Control Architecture
The delivery aircraft has been designed with an architecture conformed by 8 rotors, which makes it a safe and reliable UAV, given that if one of the rotors fails in flight, the others will keep the drone in the air preventing any catastrophic effect due to the motor failure. Also, the embedded Veronte Autopilot adds to the system the intelligence needed to perform autonomous missions to hard-to-reach areas.
The Cargo Drone Control has been designed with a robust aluminum structure, allowing it to operate in harsh weather conditions, such as low temperatures and high altitudes. The redundant construction and robust design make it suitable for a wide range of applications with different demands, such as load lifting and transportation for civil protection, construction, forestry, energy and telecommunication missions, monitoring and many other types of services and use cases.
Veronte Autopilot has been carefully integrated, configuring all the flight parameters, control phases, automatic routines, fail safe and control laws to ensure the operation of the drone according to its mechanical characteristics and the needs of its missions.
Safety is one of the main priorities. For this reason, the company works closely with EASA and ENAC to ensure that all required aviation measures regarding their drones are met. In addition, the Veronte System integrated in the Cargo Drone has been designed and manufactured following the strictest safety and quality standards, which provides the UAV with high reliability and safety mechanisms.
The company has taken care of all safety and reliability aspects from the earliest drone design phases. Applying traditional aviation methodologies to the UAV’s sector to guarantee safety. From the autopilot’s point of view, compliance with the DO178C and DO254 regulations with the DAL B compliance level guarantees the reliability of the electronics, thus facilitating the certification process and ensuring safety. The firm believes that the Cargo Drone will be positive game changer for our society and will give us access to transportation and lifting services that otherwise would have been difficult and costly to attain. Not only will the drone transportation bring safety to the next level, as the drones will become completely automated, but it will also reduce costs and emissions by contributing to a clearer sky.