MicroPilot has chosen to use Simlat’s payload emulator as a tool to simulate camera payloads on a UAV.
February 20, 2018 – Stony Mountain, Canada – Micropilot Inc. recognizes the advantages of using simulations in order to assist development of UAVs. MicroPilot is pleased to be working with Simlat to develop a pan, tilt, zoom payload simulation tool to help improve the camera-centric parts of MicroPilot’s autopilot software.
Simlat is a leading provider of training systems for UAVs, enabling training on any platform with any payload for any mission. The tool they have developed emulates a camera payload on a UAV, including simulated video, when set up with an “iron bird.” This allows more testing to be performed on the ground, and potential problems with the payload worked out before flight testing begins.
“Flight testing is time consuming and expensive and simulation is an essential tool that reduces the amount of flight testing necessary to bring a drone to market.” Says Howard Loewen, President of MicroPilot. “We are pleased to be working with Simlat to add this capability to our software development process."
MicroPilot is always looking for useful tools and features to integrate with our products in order to help deliver more capable and reliable products to our customers. This camera payload emulator is just one of many third-party tools we have incorporated into our testing and development and yet another way MicroPilot has shown its dedication to product quality and performance.
Started in 1994, MicroPilot is the world leader in professional autopilots for UAVs and drones. MicroPilot is an ISO 9001 certified autopilot manufacturer that markets single-board autopilots, enclosed autopilots, and a triple redundant autopilot. MicroPilot offers a family of lightweight UAV autopilots that can fly fixed wing, transitional, helicopter, and multirotor UAVs. MicroPilot also provides complementary products such as the XTENDERmp, SDK, and trueHWIL2. MicroPilot autopilots have been purchased by more than 1000 customers in 85 countries.