DJI launches drone that delivers warning to oncoming traffic




Chinese technology company DJI introduced the Matrice 200. This drone is designed for industrial use and can detect approaching aircraft over a built-ads-b receiver and perform evasive maneuvers in order to avoid collisions.

Once the Matrice 200 via ADS-B receiver a transponder signal from a plane near picks up, the pilot of the drone is first warned. Should this no action, then the drone would be able to adjust the position in the air on its own initiative in order to avoid a collision. The drone contains only an ADS-B-receiver and not a transmitter, so that the Matrice 200 is not able to self to transmit its position to other aircraft.

The drone is designed for industrial use, such as inspecting bridges, buildings and utility poles. To this end, the drone makes use of all sorts of sensors in order to avoid obstacles, and there may be added, additional sensors. The M200 has a downwardly directed mount where a camera can be attached to. The device is a quadcopter, weighing 2kg and is able to remain airborne for 35 minutes in combination with a dual battery and a hanging camera at the bottom. The Matrice 200 includes an integrated flight controller with two imu’s and a GNSS module. This has published the manufacturer.

A special version of the drone, the M210 RTK is through the D-RTK navigation and location determination module to position itself very precise, accurate to the centimeter. This version is less susceptible to electromagnetic interference, so that it is specifically suitable for the inspection of utility poles. Also, this version resistant to water and she gets an IP43 classification change, which means the drone can operate in rainy weather. The M210 can be equipped with two downwardly directed or an upwardly directed mounts mount.

The Matrice 200 coming in the second quarter of 2017 available for business users. The drones can already be ordered at this time. A price is not yet known.

The use of ADS-B transponders comes primarily from passenger aviation. Aircraft equipped with this technology forward at certain times of their position and other information to ground stations and aircraft that are in the vicinity. ADS-B is also a means for air traffic controllers to determine the position of aircraft in addition to the use of radar. This technology is already mandatory for Australian aircraft at the time; Europe wants this year certain aircraft require to integrate the technology and in America this is happening in 2020.


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