Reliable landing aid for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Effective, strategic missions involving unmanned aerial vehicles require both outstanding technology and cutting-edge development. In the interest of enhanced operational flexibility, RUAG has developed the OPATS (Object Position and Tracking System) automatic landing system for UAVs.
The system continuously monitors the positions of an unmanned aerial vehicle. The measuring results are then transmitted to a control system and can be used as feedback in a velocity or position control loop. The main purpose of OPATS is to provide reliable positioning data on the UAV during the approach and landing phase and to send these data to the ground control station. The system is cost-effective and easy to install, operate and maintain. It is powered by a standard battery and can be operated under extreme environmental conditions (sand, dust, thunderstorms, and extreme temperatures).
BENEFITS OF THE LANDING SYSTEM
All-round success and reliability
OPATS is deployed by numerous international customers and is widely used for a variety of UAVs, ranging from tactical to MALE UAVs. Several thousand successful landings demonstrate the reliability of the system.