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Falcon 8+ drone

The Intel Falcon 8+ drone is designed to provide consistent, stable flights in the face of external influences like weak GPS signals and high winds as well as providing resistance to magnetic field disturbances. The Intel Falcon 8+ is for a light-weight drone for professional use. The drone has a patented V-form octocopter which provides a full electronic system redundancy, which features redundant batteries, redundant communication between all flight relevant components and redundant sensing. The unique, patented V-shaped design helps ensure unobstructed data capture and enables a greater than 180 degree view from top to bottom for a range of perspectives, from one camera, in one flight.

Intel

Specifications

Length 768
Width817
Height160
Empty weight 1.2
Payload weight (camera and gimbal) 0.8
Number of rotors 8
Rotor Diameter 20.32
Flight time 16-26
Max data link range 1
Max altitude 4000
Max video link range 500
Max tolerable wind speed 12
Power supply 2
Operating temperature -5 °C to 40
Navigation sensors
AscTec Trinity Control Unit
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
Max airspeed
Manual Mode 18
Height Mode 18
GPS Mode 4.5
Wireless communication
Two independent (diversity) command and control li2.4
Digital video link

Overview

The Intel Falcon 8+ drone is designed to provide consistent, stable flights in the face of external influences like weak GPS signals and high winds as well as providing resistance to magnetic field disturbances.

The Intel Falcon 8+ is for a light-weight drone for professional use. The drone has a patented V-form octocopter which provides a full electronic system redundancy, which features redundant batteries, redundant communication between all flight relevant components and redundant sensing. The unique, patented V-shaped design helps ensure unobstructed data capture and enables a greater than 180 degree view from top to bottom for a range of perspectives, from one camera, in one flight. 

The UAS has automated aerial sensing solutions with onboard sensors – providing detailed orthography down to millimeter accuracy Ground Sample Distance (GSD). Consistent waypoint automation enables exactly reproducible flights for valuable structural analysis. 

A triple redundant autopilot with three redundant inertial measurement units compensates for hardware failures, external influences like electromagnetic fields and hard winds. 

The drone is controlled via the Intel Cockpit, a control system featuring a water resistant, robust user interface for use in harsh outdoor environments. 

The cockpit has an integrated tablet, enabling operators to plan and execute complex missions. The Intel Cockpit integrates independent control and safety features with low latency digital video link. This supports payloads with up to 1080p resolutions and live view. The controls the UAS with a single hand flight control joystick. 

Intel Powerpack batteries power the Intel Falcon 8+ and the Intel Cockpit. The battery features automatic balancing, storage mode, charging and LEDs that display remaining battery life.

The Falcon 8+ system can be configured as a closed system with isolated, on-board data storage that does not transmit data over the public internet.

References

Describes the product, and has detailed specifications. This page also contains likes to use cases and more video's

https://www.intel.com

More background information about the drone, payload options, flight planning, and ability to contact an Intel drone expert.

https://www.intel.com

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industrial robotsunmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

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