Cursir just lately carried out its NAVAID Calibration Drone on the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport in Russia, the place information collected was used to pre-configure the airport’s radio gear system.
A working group was created final 12 months, by order of the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia, to concentrate on implementing drones to calibrate, examine and configure navigation aids at Russian airports, in keeping with a information launch. These flights have been initiated by that group.
NPO RTS, the top construction of RTS Union, is finishing up a contract for the set up of an ILS 734 instrument touchdown system and an RDF 734 radio path finder on the airport. At the stage of commissioning, NPO RTS engaged Cursir to hold out system checks utilizing the NAVAID Calibration Drone. The drone was designed for in-flight measurements of radio technical flight gear and consists of a UAS platform, receiver and software program.
The UAS carried out diagnostic flights on the airport, gathering information for preliminary floor gear adjustment. Deploying the light-weight, compact drone made it potential to cut back the variety of flights carried out by a specialised plane, velocity up NAVAID commissioning and lower upkeep prices.
“The aerodrome of the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airport has a troublesome terrain, which complicates the preliminary configuration of the gear,” stated Alexander Tyurkin, lead commissioning engineer for NPO RTS, in keeping with the discharge. “The use of a NAVAID Calibration Drone made it potential to arrange the system in a short while and put together for management flights carried out by a particular flight inspection plane.”
Using the NAVAID Calibration Drone adjustments the character of commissioning whereas additionally accelerating and lowering the price of additional flight inspections.
“Thanks to the usage of a UAS platform, it’s potential to carry out preliminary configuration of the gear with out the involvement of a flight inspection plane,” Cursir CEO Vitaly Munirov stated, in keeping with the discharge. “The value of working a NAVAID Calibration Drone is noticeably decrease than that of a specialised plane, and the intensive performance makes it potential to successfully remedy a big a part of the duties that come up throughout flight examine of radio aids.”