THE UNMANNED MISSION AVIONICS TEST HELICIOPTER – A FLEXIBLE AND VERSATILE VTOL-UAS EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM
- ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, D-82256 Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Keywords: UMAT, Unmanned Mission Avionics Test Helicopter, Unbemannter Missionsausrüstungsträger, VTOL, UAS, UAV, Experimental, Safety Concept, Cassette Solution
Abstract. civil customers. These applications cover a wide spectrum from R&D programs for the military customer to special services for the civil customer. This paper focuses on the technical conversion of a commercially available VTOL-UAS to ESG's Unmanned Mission Avionics Test Helicopter (UMAT), its concept and operational capabilities. At the end of the paper, the current integration of a radar sensor is described as an example of the UMATs flexibility. The radar sensor is developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR). It is integrated by ESG together with the industrial partner SWISS UAV.