UAV Software Development Services

  • 21 Years UAV software development experience
  • Custom UAV and payload software
  • Custom image and video compression applications
  • Piccolo plugins & custom Piccolo software
  • Communications
  • Satcomm (Iridium / Inmarsat / other systems)
  • RTK DGPS / Attitude GPS
  • Sensor Integration
  • Payload support

Custom UAV Payloads

  • High performance / Low power / small form factor
  • Compact Intel Atom / x86 / custom configurations
  • Small custom boards and sensors
  • Custom digital imaging solutions (day/night, multi-camera, stereo vision, custom)
  • Multi camera / gimbal imaging system integration

Here is a partial list of projects and tasks we have been involved with:

  • Payload integration services
  • Custom payload design
  • Custom UAS video system component development
  • Adaptations / modifications of existing system designs
  • Flight test planning and flight operations
  • Flight safety planning, risk analysis, and aviation authority planning
  • Extensive Cloud Cap Piccolo flight operations, hardware, and software development experience (former Piccolo avionics system developer)
  • Avionics software development
  • Flight controller implementation
  • Unmanned vehicle related user interface software and plugin development (including extensive Piccolo experience).
  • Aircraft performance analysis
  • Aircraft and aerodynamic design
  • Aircraft simulation model development, including fixed wing, helicopter, and multirotor vehicles (developed simulation models for 40+ vehicles)
  • Aircraft flight control gains tuning (precise tuning in simulation as well as during first flight), including fully autonomous first vehicle flights.
  • Engine testing and development support, including engine test cell and dynamometer design
  • Custom payload integration and testing
  • Custom software, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering work
  • High definition camera and wireless link integration and design
  • Carbon fiber tooling design
  • Extremely lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber enclosure design
  • Partial previous project list includes:
  • High definition realtime video link implementation
  • High resolution image acquisition and transmission system
  • Multiple camera acquisition system including simultaneous video and 14-bit infrared data
  • Hyperspectral and multispectral camera acquisition systems
  • Multiple satellite communications implementations for small UAVs and for the Piccolo avionics (Iridium and other satcomm systems)
  • Engine dynamometer control software implementation
  • Satcomm image transmission over very low bandwidth links
  • IMU firmware implementation
  • Gimbal retraction mechanism controller
  • High precision GPSINS integration
  • RTK Carrier Phase Differential GPS implementation for precision and shipboard landing
  • Vehicle flight control gains simulation model and gains development (fixed wing, helicopter, multirotor, lighter than air)
  • Large scale screw drive actuator interfacing
  • Video processing, object tracking and gimbal control
  • Video and image compression implementation
  • Gimbal head tracker implementation
  • Propeller analysis, selection, and design
  • Vehicle aerodynamic analysis
  • Extensive postflight vehicle incident analysis experience
  • Test flight data analysis and vehicle parameter identification
  • In-flight vehicle incident response
  • Engine analysis
  • Engine Control Unit design and specification
  • Micro camera gimbal design
  • High definition camera and lens design
  • UAV Serial to Ethernet module
  • UAV sensor selection (magnetometer, laser altimeter, GPSINS)
  • Radio communications system and protocol implementation
  • CAN bus interfacing, hardware, and software design
  • Meteorological and icing warning sensor development