Anagint has been working, since its inception, on assisting UAV/UAS designers, purchasers and operators to gain the maximum from their investment. We can, and have, provided a wide range of tools to customers worldwide to:
- Investigate the feasibility of proposed systems
- Check interoperability between current and future solutions
- Plan complex missions while taking into account such factors as view angles, communications links, payload performance and local environmental factors
- Integrate operations into holistic, reactive systems which provide near-realtime data entry and analysis
- Aid and assist in the understanding of four-dimensional concepts while retaining the maximum accuracy
The requirement to model airborne missions and analyse data are challenging. Many factors need to be taken into account simultaneously. Using tools which have been specifically designed to look at the big picture for any given problem ensures that a optimum solution can be generated.
Anagint has the knowledge and experience to use the best available COTS tools on the market. Using these tried-and-tested tools means that the customer recieves the an optmimum solution with the minimal financial outlay and in a compressed timeframe.
About UAV Systems
Unmanned aerial vehicles, known variously as UAVs, UAS’s, drones, and remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), have been a feature of aviation for much of its history, though in limited or secondary roles, and often overlooked. The appeal of a military vehicle in which there is no risk of loss of life is quite strong, so the pace of development of UAVs has always reflected the pace of technology in general.
Until recently, UAVs have tended to be small, so they depend on technology miniaturization even more than their manned siblings. In the 21st century, the technology has reached a point of sophistication that the UAV is now being given a greatly expanded role in war fighting.
The military role of unmanned aircraft systems is growing at unprecedented rates. In 2005, tactical- and theater-level unmanned aircraft alone had flown over 100,000 flight hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which they are organized under Task Force Liberty in Afghanistan and Task Force ODIN in Iraq. Rapid advances in technology are enabling more and more capability to be placed on smaller airframes which is spurring a large increase in the number of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) being deployed on the battlefield.
The use of SUAS in combat is so new that no formal DoD wide reporting procedures have been established to track SUAS flight hours. As the capabilities grow for all types of UAS, nations continue to subsidize their research and development leading to further advances enabling them to perform a multitude of missions. UAS no longer only perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions, although this still remains their predominant type.
Their roles have expanded to areas including electronic attack, strike missions, suppression and/or destruction of enemy air defense, network node or communications relay, combat search and rescue, and derivations of these themes. These UAS range in cost from a few thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars, with aircraft ranging from less than one pound to over 40,000 pounds.
[Source: "Unmanned aerial vehicle," Wikipedia]