Pipistrel selects Honeywell to supply sensors, navigation system for the Nuuva V300 cargo drone

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Pipistrel has selected Honeywell’s next-generation Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The technologies provide critical navigation and motion-sensing data and will work in tandem with Honeywell’s Compact Fly-By-Wire system onboard the aircraft.

Pipistrel’s Nuuva V300 is a long-range, heavy-lift autonomous UAV with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability and battery power, meaning that it does not require a runway and has significantly lower operating costs than helicopters. It can carry a payload of up to 460 kilograms for more than 300 kilometers making it an ideal solution for deliveries to areas traditionally accessible only by manned helicopters.

The AH-2000 uses Honeywell’s next-generation MEMS-based inertial sensors to deliver safety-critical aircraft attitude and velocity information to the fly-by-wire flight control system and navigation data to the fly-by-wire guidance system. This data provides the high level of safety normally seen on commercial aircraft but in a more compact size. Honeywell’s ADM utilizes a highly stable pressure-sensing technology to provide safety-critical avionics with measurements for accurate altitude and airspeed.

(Sources: https://www.suasnews.com/2021/04/pipistrel-chooses-honeywell-to-provide-critical-navigation-and-sensor-technology-for-our-unmanned-cargo-aircraft/, https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2021/04/honeywell-sensors-selected-for-cargo-delivery-uav/,https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/logistics/pipistrel-selects-honeywell-to-supply-sensors-navigation-system-for-the-nuuva-v300-cargo-drone/)

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