After two years with researching and development, senseFly is ready with the next-generation of UAV.
The quadcopter drone is called eXom and contains more features than ever seen in a ready-to-fly UAV.
eXom is made to professional users and the rotary drone of offers unprecedented situational awareness, TripleView imaging, and options for you to select automated/semi-automated flight modes.
To see what the TripleView camera sees, this UAV uses five vision sensors which also enable you to see in the direction the drone is moving – similar to the visual parking display in modern cars.
This system provides and enhanced awareness and safe operation.
These sensors also work with the five ultrasonic sensors and gives exact data of the distance from nearby objects.
With such features there is also a requirement of higher security and the eXom includes of automated proximity warning and shock-absorbent carbon fiber surrounding which protects the rotors in case of surface contact.
For imaging the autopilot-controlled TripleView allows you to view and record any type of imagery in, HD video, ultra-high-resolution stills, thermal data or all of them and all in one camera.
One of the reasons why and benefits the camera head faces the front is to be able to use the 270° vertical movement. This means that eXom can fly up close to target structures for sub-millimeter data resolution and then change to field view and can document objects directly above it and is therefore ideal for operation such as inspecting the underside of a bridge.
Control demands have also been develop and give the opportunity for everybody to use the eXom. With unparalleled level of sensory intelligence makes it very easy to control without the need of a remote control or piloting skills. Just choose your flight mode on your touchpad.
- Interactive ScreenFly mode – click or tap the on-screen video to define an object of your interest and the eXoms intelligent autopilot moves the drone into position and directs its TripleView head automatically.
- Autonomous mode – define the area to map using the drone’s eMotion software. The software automatically generates the drone’s flight plan, then eXom takes off, flies, acquires imagery and lands itself.
It cannot be any simpler for a UAV with this amount and kind of features.
Below is a list of features which have been revealed. And there is more to come.
- HD Video
- Ultra high-res imaging
- Thermal video
- 360⁰ awareness
- Ultrasonic sensors
- Vision sensors
- Obstacle avoidance
- Close object operation
- Stabilized sensor head
- Easy control with touchpad