Advanced Flight Planning Software for UAS

NavPath is a modern UAS flight planning tool that combines an immersive 3D environment, ease of use, and a powerful feature set to enable UAS operators to focus on the data collection task rather than the flight plan.

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The Power of NavPath

NavPath is a UAS-agnostic flight planning tool that combines advanced features with a flexible and intuitive user interface. NavPath supports a growing number of UAS platforms, provides the importing of GIS reference data, offers flexible and powerful flight profile definition, supports cylindrical, polygon and tunnel geo-fencing, and provides the ability to preview the flight before exporting the flight plan file for direct import to the UAS platform. NavPath enables you to generate the most efficient and optimized flight plan for your UAS application!

Highlights of NavPath

Multiple UAS Compatibility*

3D Visualization

Loading of GIS Reference Data

U.S. Airspace boundary Definition

Manual and Automatic Waypoint Generation

Geo-Fencing (cylindrical, polygon & tunnel)

Flight Preview

Flight Playback and Analytics

Sensor Coverage Visualization

Disconnected Operations

Cross-platform and Mobile (Q4 2017)

*Currently supporting PixHawk, Piccolo and AirRobot autopilots and continuing to expand this list.

Flexible and Intuitive User Interface

NavPath is designed to meet the need for rapid flight plan development while retaining fine-grained control over flight plan parameter definitions. This is accomplished through the auto-generation of waypoints and geo-fences while also allowing manual definitions and point-by-point editing capabilities.

In order to promote a positive user experience, NavPath incorporates tear-away palettes that can be docked, floated and rearranged to accommodate each user’s preference. Usability is also enhanced via resizable viewing windows, context-sensitive buttons, and right-click access to many commands.

The NavPath Workflow

1. Load Reference Data

Reference data such as agricultural data or infrastructure location data can be loaded into NavPath to facilitate route definition.

2. Create Waypoints

Waypoints can be manually defined using point-and-click or auto-generated relative to loaded reference data.

3. Define Profiles

Groups of waypoints can be grouped into “profiles” for naming and ordering the segments of complex flight plans.

4. Select UAS/Define Commands

Once the UAS is selected, the command set (e.g., takeoff, loiter, etc.) for the vehicle is available for assignment to waypoints.

5. Establish GeoFence

Flight and safety boundaries ranging from simple cylinders to complex “tunnels in the sky” are easily assigned.

6. Preview Flight & Export Plan

Assess the viability of the flight plan and sensor coverage using the “Preview” capability and then export the flight plan file for use with the target UAS.