Autonomously sense obstacles and avoid collisions during drone missions using optimal sensors and intelligent software. FlytCAS is compatible with all major drone platforms.
What is FlytCAS?
FlytCAS is an intelligent software solution that enables collision avoidance on commercial drones. The ability to sense objects in real-time and avoid imminent collisions is key to autonomous drone operations in complex environments. Drone obstacle avoidance is highly contextual – and hence requires intelligent algorithms and well-designed workflows implemented in robust software that augments best-in-class sensor hardware. With these capabilities tested on multiple outdoor use-cases, the FlytCAS solution can be deployed on DJI, PX4, Ardupilot and other drone platforms. Walls, equipment, trees, utility towers, fences and nearly any such stationary object can be detected in time to prevent damage to property, infrastructure and assets as well as drones themselves.
Automatically sense obstacles & avoid collisions – hover in place, RTH, or abort the mission.
Reliably avoid collisions during manual as well as waypoint-wise autonomous flights.
Sophisticated algorithms to enable a variety of object sensors eg. IR, LiDAR, Sonar, etc.
Choose the optimal mix of object sensors. Design a sense-and-avoid workflow for your specific use-case.
How Does it Work?
FlytCAS provides object sensing and collision avoiding capabilities by fusing data from multiple sensors and using intelligent software to decide, in real-time, the appropriate course of action when a collision is imminent. Depending on the application context, data from LiDAR, IR, ToF and/or Sonar sensors may be fused with vision data from RGB/thermal/stereo cameras. This data is digitally filtered and computationally analyzed to automatically detect objects – quickly, accurately and reliably. The software controller then precisely commands the drone to automatically hover/loiter, return to a base location or abort-and-land in place. Forward sensing can be deployed to begin with, and quickly matured to include backwards and downwards sensing.
Intelligent software, designed as plugins + APIs, for automation & scale.
Algorithms that work with a variety of best-in-class sensing techniques.
Integrate with custom & off-the-shelf drones, including DJI, Ardupilot & PX4.
Get the drone to consistently sense objects & take avoidance measures.
Start by avoiding stationary, outdoor objects – mature to more complex scenarios.
Fail Safe Modes
Trigger fail safe actions depending on imminence & severity of collision.
Provides automated collision avoidance in both manual & autonomous missions.
Night & Low-light
Avoid collisions with stationary objects at night or in low-light conditions.
Integrate with FlytGCS Enterprise for remote control and real-time updates.
Configure and manage the UAV collision avoidance system using a cloud dashboard.
Precision Hover Mode
Hover at required distance from the object, then decide course of action.
Design a workflow suited to your UAV, use-case & operating conditions.
FlytCAS can be deployed not only for Pixhawk & Ardupilot drone object avoidance, but also for Mavic, Mavic 2 (including Pro, Zoom, & Enterprise verients), Phantom series, Matrice (including M100, M200, M600) and all other DJI drone collision avoidance.
Integrate Drone Collision Avoidance System with FlytGCS Enterprise
FlytGCS is a cloud-based solution that enables remote drone fleet operations. Contact us to integrate your quadcopter collision avoidance requirements with FlytGCS or any other FlytBase solutions. You may try FlytGCS for free.
Equip Your Drone with FlytCAS
Talk to us to get the collision avoidance solution for your drone. Deliverables include FlytCAS plugin, web app, APIs, required hardware, FlytOS CE licenses, FlytCloud subscription and support for complete integration.