XFLY LLC has unveiled its xNav intelligent flight control navigator (IFCN) for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations.
According to XFLY, the navigator has artificial intelligence (AI) decision-making capabilities and a self-teaching platform. It includes unlimited waypoints, controlled speed and altitude settings enabled by sensors, and object-avoidance capabilities via sensors.
“The future of UAV control lies in intelligent flight controllers that are programmed to specific platforms and flight missions,” says Ziv Marom, co-founder of XFLY. “Each user can program the xNav specifically for any UAV platform configuration or flight mission.”
XFLY has manufacturing facilities in Denver and business and development in California’s Silicon Valley.
The xNav IFCN comes in three intellectual levels: xNav Smart, xNav Dev and xNav AI. Furthermore, xNav features include as follows:
- Auto pre-flight checklist;
- Auto takeoff, landing and dock charging;
- Autonomous battery swapping at unmanned stations;
- Live location and status data updates to the cloud, ground stations and airport towers; and
- Triple redundancy for added safety and reliability.
According to TJ Diaz, co-founder of XFLY, the flight controller revolutionizes how UAV technology can be used in commercial environments.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this next evolution in the UAV industry,” he says. “We have already begun testing the xNav prototypes on our xFold UAVs. The smart auto navigation is going to present so many new opportunities for the broadcast industry and beyond.”