- Support of Yuneec H520 has been added.
- Data storage support has been added for UgCS enterprise has been added.
- There are operations that are added to the mission to:
(a) To transform calculated route into waypoint route which is editable.
(b) To split route into separate routes by distance or manually.
(c) For merging several routes into one.
(d) For inversion of routes
- The number of generated waypoints is reduced for side passes, the pathfinder is not trying to plan as per the AGL tolerance constraint.
- With the help of arrow buttons in inspector, polygon points can be selected in this latest version of UGCS for DJI.
- For the purposes of area scanning, hints with side lengths are displayed and photogrammetry tools while the axis is being moved.
- Command Center:
(a) Telemetry can be streamed from one UgCS instance to another instance over the internet.
(b) Over the internet, UgCS for DJI will stream telemetry to remote UgCS 2.13
(c) UgCs for DJI (starting from version 2.9) will accept commands of camera control from remote UgCS 2.13 instance over the internet.
- New Mode “Active Track” has been added to the DJI drone telemetry card.
- In UTC standard, UgCS logs time.
- If the operator uploads the same route to several drones within 15 minutes, a warning is added.
- You can import a polygon from KML as a Perimeter.
- Not more than 99 waypoints are sent to UgCs for DJI by UgCS desktop anymore.
- Issues of return home behavior and Emulator’s trajectory turn fixed.
- Issues of KML export fixed when KML references external links.
- Distributed deployment specifically designed for performance optimization.
- A connection to UCS can be initiated by VSM over the internet. ‘
- Additional support for MavLink 2
- For Px4, default fail-safes for routes changed to “Do not modify.”
- The minimum trigger interval has been increased to 3 seconds for DJI cameras.
- For the new photogrammetry tool, camera by distance action has been added for Ardupilot drones.
- Any Mavlink commands can be proxies by Ardupilot VSM to the drone from an external source.
- Manuals have been removed from the installer.
- The group command “Set servo” has been added to the UgCS DDC client.
- BETA: Support for VTOL has been added. Commands for state transition have also been added.
(a) Generation of elevation has been implemented in UgCS Mapper.
(b) The process of Auto Calibration has been improved for UgCS Mapper.
(c) Utilization of GPU is improved for UgCS Mapper which will increase the tile rendering speed.
Changes and Improvements in update 2.13(519):
- Issues that because an inaccuracy of automatic height calculation of the Photogrammetry tool has been fixed.
- Minor bug fixes
Changes and Improvements in update 2.13(533):
- The issue that caused the Ardupilot 3.5.4 crash has been fixed. The crash occurred because the autopilot reported a flight mode that was not known to VSM.
- Issue that prevented the OpenStreetMap geocoding has been resolved.
- Minor bug fixes.
Changes and improvements in update 2.13(537):
- Issues that caused issues with the activation of the license code have been fixed.
What are UAV sensors?
UAV sensors are devices that detect any changes in physical, electrical, or other quantities and as an acknowledgement of the change in quantity produces an output. This output is mainly in the form of an optical or electrical signal. UAV sensors are used by drones to detect changes in their surroundings that allow them to collect critical data about the object under inspection and also maneuver better.
Types of UAV Sensors:
There are different types of UAV sensors that can be used in drones for collecting a variety of information and recording different types of changes.
(1) Chemical UAV Sensors: In the form of a self-contained device, Chemical UAV Sensorsare attached to the drones to gather information about the chemical composition of any environment. The analyte molecules within the device interact with the molecules present in the environment selectively as soon as there is a change in the chemical composition of the environment. Whenever a change occurs, a signal is sent by the transducer which is connected to this device.
(2) Image UAV Sensors: Image UAV Sensorsdetect and convey information about the constitution of an image. This is achieved by the conversion of the variable attenuates of light waves into signals. These are installed in the cameras that the drones carry to create a digital image of the pictures taken by the drone. These sensors find application in several areas such as the creation of multi spectral images, thermography, sensor arrays for X-rays, and other highly sensitive arrays for astronomy.
The future of Drone technology relies on UAV Sensors in several ways. They have made their presence felt in many fields and it becomes quite crucial that they are able to detect the changes in the environment they are meant for. The services provided by drones will definitely become much better with these UAV Sensors.