JOUAV Unveils VTOL Hangar at Intergeo 2023
Intergeo 2023 is the place to see innovative new technology. This year, the JOUAV VTOL Hangar, a drone dock enabling remote operations for a fixed wing, long endurance drone was on display. The JOUAV VTOL Hanger is “an innovative system designed to deliver intelligent, efficient, stable, and reliable drone operations across diverse sectors, including powerline inspection, aerial mapping, highway monitoring, smart cities, and open-pit mining,” said a company release.
The JOUAV Hanger includes the JOS-C2000 hangar, the CW-15X VTOL drone, and the Jocloud cloud management platform.
Remote Operations with a Long Range, VTOL Drone: Expanded Operations
Already deployed in China, the JOUAV VTOL Hangar System offers the capability for remote operations combined with long endurance, appropriate for multiple sectors. “From electrical inspections ensuring grid integrity, to detailed urban mapping, monitoring highways, creating smart cities, and overseeing open-pit mining operations, the system’s applications are far-reaching,” says the release.
“Our system is more than a tool; it’s a strategic asset transforming how industries operate. Its adaptability and value are unmatched,” highlighted Blake Wang, Overseas Marketing Director at JOUAV. “We’re excited to witness the impact it will have on our customers’ operations worldwide.”
Advanced Endurance: The CW-15X VTOL drone, equipped with state-of-the-art battery technology, ensures operational longevity with flight times extending beyond 100 minutes. This extended endurance translates to more efficient and productive missions.
Remote Communication: With a communication radius stretching up to 30 kilometers, the CW-15X VTOL Hangar supports seamless remote operation and data transmission. Operators can effortlessly monitor and control the UAV from remote locations, enhancing the scope and flexibility of drone missions.
Payload Versatility: Designed to cater to diverse industry needs, the system boasts the ability to carry a myriad of payloads. From LiDAR technology for precision mapping to RGB cameras and optoelectronic pods for detailed inspections, the VTOL Hangar System adapts to varying applications seamlessly.
“The VTOL Hangar System is a paradigm shift in how we perceive drone operations. Its adaptability and performance redefine industry standards,” said Eric Lee, Solutions Engineer at JOUAV. “We’re empowering industries with a tool that doesn’t just meet expectations but exceeds them.”
JOUAV’s Smart VTOL Hangar
The VTOL Hangar System offers all of the features that remote operations require. The integration of BeiDou and GPS positioning systems empowers the VTOL system with autonomous return and safe landing capabilities, even in the absence of GNSS signals.
The JOS-C2000 hangar features automatic charging functionalities. Upon mission completion, the UAV seamlessly returns to the hangar for automatic charging, minimizing manual intervention and maximizing operational efficiency.
The C2000 supports adaptive real-time operations, with flexible route planning options, including linear, regional, and orthogonal modes, coupled with customizable waypoints and 3D route planning. Additionally, the system adapts to wind conditions, ensuring stability during takeoff.
“We’ve engineered the VTOL Hangar System to be more than just a drone. It’s a holistic solution that integrates seamlessly into industry workflows,” explained Eric. “Its adaptability, coupled with intelligent features, ensures unparalleled performance.”
JOUAV’s commitment to safety is reflected in every aspect of the VTOL Hangar System:
- Obstacle Avoidance: Equipped with millimeter-wave radar and vision-assisted positioning systems, the UAV can automatically detect and avoid obstacles during landing, ensuring a secure landing, even in challenging environments.
- Redundancy and Uninterrupted Operations: Integrated RTK positioning and visual recognition landing technology guarantee precise landings. In the event of power failures, a built-in UPS ensures continuous operation for over 4 hours, offering uninterrupted mission completion.
- Comprehensive Monitoring: The hangar features a robust surveillance system, including cameras and various sensors, monitoring weather, temperature, humidity, and real-time tracking of the base station and UAV’s operating status. These measures ensure operational safety and reliability.
“Safety is non-negotiable in the drone industry. Our VTOL Hangar System incorporates multiple layers of safety checks to ensure every mission is conducted with utmost precision and reliability,” Eric told the crowd.
Pricing and availability details for the JOUAV VTOL Hangar will be available on the official JOUAV website and through authorized JOUAV dealers. For the most up-to-date information, please visit JOUAV’s Official Website.
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