Skyview GCS (from the "Instrument Control Sweden" company)

SkyView GCS is a Ground Control Station intended to facilitate the creation of a STANAG 4586 compliant Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The STANAG (STANdardization AGreement) 4586 is a specification which allow shared command and control of UAS. Innovative presentation and intelligent sensor management let the operator focus on what's really important.

SkyView GCS is an evolution of our previous flight proven GCS, the PRST software. An intuitive user interface reduces training and support costs and makes the operator confident in critical decision making. SkyView GCS can run on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, making it possible for users to choose the platform they prefer.

SkyView GCS enables seamless control integration of stationary sensors as well as unmanned vehicles and their sensors.

The system is highly modular and flexible; it uses a distributed network architecture which allows for any kind of sensor to be dynamically be controlled, merged and visualized on the fly in geo-referenced 3D Maps. Examples of common sensors are daylight camera, infrared camera, laser range finder and radar.

Skyview OpenPilot (from the "Instrument Control Sweden" company)

- Board size 10.1 x 4.1 cm²
- Ruggedized enclosure available according to needs
- Dual processor for Sensor and data processing (IMU, Magnetometer, GPS, Altimeter, Airspeed sensor, etc) and Flight management and communication (Control or Navigation algorithms, Payload management, Communications, etc)
- Internal long range modem (up to 32 km)
- Highly professional, ruggedized 9 DoF digital Inertial Measurement Unit
- Internal 3-axis magnetometer
- Altimeter sensor (Absolute pressure)
- GPS, position accuracy 2.6 m / Update rate 5 Hz
- Airspeed sensor (Differential pressure)
- Altitude sonar (high accuracy, 2 cm when <6.5 m)
- 6x analog ports (12 bits), 2x I2C bus, 2x SPI ports, 3x serial port for external modules
- 12 directly connectable servos
- Up to 36 connectable servos with an external board(s)
- Up to 200 Hz servo update rate
- Input voltage ranging from 4.5V to 18V
- 3.3 and 5V internal supplies for servos, and exter-nal payloads
- Multiple battery monitoring capability
- Payload control capability
- Embedded RTC for sensitive missions
- Control by Joystick or SkyView GCS GUI
- 7 control modes
- Kalman filtering, state feedback algorithms, GPS navigation
- In flight adjustable state feedback gains
- In flight adjustable mission plan
- Autopilot Software Development Kit available
- SkyView GCS Lite included (SkyView GCS Pro and Ultimate upgrades available)

Squirrel MAV (in development)

The Squirrel is a miniature, low cost solution for over-the-hill tactical UAV requirements. A rugged, modular and easy to deploy system, one man-operable, combines an optimized airframe with a powerful electrical engine and an advanced avionics package and digital datalinks.

Wingspan : 540 mm
Overal length : 500 mm
Empty weight (w/o MICAV® & payload) : 455g
MTOW: 610g
Payload & flight controller maximum weight: 155g
Airframe: glass/carbon fiber, factory sealed.

Flight capabilities
Hand launch
Cruising speed : 26 kts ( 50 km/h – 13.8m/s)
Max speed : 33 kts ( 65 km/h – 18 m/s)
Climbing rate : 7 m/s
Stall speed @ MTOW : 15 kts ( 28 km/h – 8 m/s)
Flight time: 35 min @ cruising speed

2 km w/ fixed high gain antenna
5 km w/ tracking antenna (in development)
Travel distance capability: up to 30 km .
Recovery: autonomous landing or parachute recovery (in option)

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Stéphane Querry, PhD candidate at Polyvionics, presented a part of his research work about aircraft piloting through artificial intelligence, in a French scientific event called “Fête de la science”, through a LSIIT (UMR CNRS 7005 – University of Strasbourg ) stand.

Polyvionics is proud to be involved, inside a consortium led by the Italian company “Ingegneria dei sistemi”, in a contract with the European Defence Agency (EDA) for the feasibility analysis of an innovative navigation system (based on SAR systems) for UAV and cruise missiles.

The “Ponts et Chaussées” engineering school has launched several UAV projects, and has chosen Polyvionics for the avionics part development of their innovative systems.

Artificial Intelligence has a very important role in the Polyvionics research, and a very close partnership with the LSIIT (UMR CNRS 7005 – University of Strasbourg ) has been settled for the use of AI in the aerospace science: Static optimization for systems conception, and dynamic optimization for autonomous systems conduction.