As an OEM supplier of GNSS precise positioning technology, our goal is to provide our customers with the most reliable, robust, high-performance solutions possible. While it is not our role to develop end-user applications, we are excited about the possibilities the technologies utilized in our wingsuit project present. A few that come to mind are detailed below:
Sporting applications such as wingsuit competitions:
Safety of life applications such as search and rescue or firefighting:
GNSS technology can greatly enhance the flexibility and efficiency of conducting critical safety of life activities. With the first person out of a plane guiding others down to a landing site determined by the initial touchdown point, peer-to-peer relative vectoring eliminates the need to send data back to a base station or require team members to try to hit a preplanned location. This has the ability to save money, time and lives.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs):
While many UAV integrators currently utilize NovAtel GNSS receivers for precise positioning and attitude measurements, our ALIGN heading solution provides further opportunity to manage swarms of UAVs by offering the ability to develop systems for mid-air de-confliction and collision avoidance.
Aerial Delivery System:
Imagine the efficiency of self-assembling packages - jeeps, food, and ammunition, for example - that land in appropriate rows on the ground in relation to each other. In such a system, air crews do not have to sort the packages out on the plane, as the cargo containers, outfitted with a relative vectoring system, would do this in space as the parachutes float down.