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Integration of the SKYMATE™ autopilot with Bell Textron Canada’s APT

Integration of the SKYMATE™ autopilot with Bell Textron Canada’s APT

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20-01-20

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Integration of the SKYMATE™ autopilot with Bell Textron Canada’s APT

Integration of the SKYMATE™ autopilot with Bell Textron Canada’s APT

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Solution(s) 

 SKYMATE and SkyControl

Client(s) ou partenaire(s)

Pays

Canada

Main Characteristics of the Aircraft

  • Device Type: VTOL Hybride multi-rotor

  • Device weight: 150 kg or more

  • Available flight mode: Manual or fully autonomous

 SKYMATE and SkyControl

Enjeu

ARA Robotics and Bell Textron Canada have joined forces to optimize the Automatic Pod Transport (APT) aircraft. The major challenge was to develop an autopilot system for the APT that would be capable of performing sophisticated autonomous missions.

Solution

Leveraging ARA’s expertise in flight control technology, a specific flight control system for the APT was developed. The innovative SKYMATE™ autopilot system has been integrated into the APT design. At the same time, SkyControl™, ARA Robotics' Ground Control Station software, was used for route planning and programming based on waypoints.

Résultat

Thanks to the expertise of ARA Robotics, not only have the aircraft automation capabilities with the SKYMATE flight controller been highlighted, but a robust and adapted system for the APT has also emerged. This successful collaboration resulted in the implementation of a high-performance prototype of the APT.

Qualia now benefit from a system that not only simplifies multi-vehicle routing but also offers an unprecedented 4D airspace perspective. The precision and real-time tracking capability have elevated their RPAS functions, making them more secure and efficient than ever.

​Guillaume Charland-Arcand  |  CTO & Co-Fondateur

ARA Robotics’ SkyControl software screenshot

We are excited to demonstrate this configuration to show our potential customers how flexible, scalable, and customizable this aircraft can be.

Michel Dion | Senior manager at Bell Textron Canada,
Innovation Department

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Guillaume Charland-Arcand is an electrical and mechanical engineer, co-founder and CTO of ARA Robotique. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree at ÉTS and a doctorate at McGill University, specializing in aeronautical systems control. Kalman’s filter expert for air navigation, he has greatly contributed to the UAV industry with over a decade of experience.

Guillaume Charland-Arcand

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Véronique is the Communications and Marketing Advisor at ARA Robotics. Having graduated from the University of UQAM with a degree in graphic design, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the brand's visual narrative and ensuring effective communication strategies.

Véronique Lapierre — Author

Véronique Lapierre

Guillaume Charland-Arcand is an electrical and mechanical engineer, co-founder and CTO of ARA Robotique. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree at ÉTS and a doctorate at McGill University, specializing in aeronautical systems control. Kalman’s filter expert for air navigation, he has greatly contributed to the UAV industry with over a decade of experience.

Guillaume Charland-Arcand

Image de profil de Guillaume Charland-Arcand

Véronique is the Communications and Marketing Advisor at ARA Robotics. Having graduated from the University of UQAM with a degree in graphic design, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the brand's visual narrative and ensuring effective communication strategies.

Véronique Lapierre — Author

Qualia now benefit from a system that not only simplifies multi-vehicle routing but also offers an unprecedented 4D airspace perspective. The precision and real-time tracking capability have elevated their RPAS functions, making them more secure and efficient than ever.

Guillaume Charland-Arcand

CTO & Co-Fondateur

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