Autonomous drones are big news. As regulations for flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) develop around the world, the opportunity for completely remote drone missions – those operated at a significant distance – expands. For remote mining sites, unstaffed areas like parking lots or warehouses that require perimeter security, construction sites, and more; autonomous missions offer real value.
Full autonomy presents major operational challenges, however. In the absence of an operator on site, hardware must protect a drone from the weather, house it, and recharge the battery: all while maintaining the aircraft’s operational health and safety. These challenges are being met by “drone-in-a-box” solutions: high end products that include the drone, remote operating systems, and necessary hardware for autonomous missions.
Heisha’s innovation is in developing the critical hardware and software required for autonomous drone solutions, integrated with commercial, off-the-shelf drones like DJI and Autel – and making their drone-agnostic development products available to drone manufacturers everywhere. Their autonomous drone kit allows developers around the globe to turn drone hardware into fully autonomous systems for remote missions.
This year, they’ve upgraded a key component of their solution with the Heisha A100 Drone Smart Charging Module. The Smart Charging Module is a sophisticated system designed to ensure long term safety for integrated hardware. The air conditioning and air duct system provide the ventilation and temperature control required for drone battery health. The intelligent temperature control board monitors air temperature and optimizes use of air conditioning for energy conservation. The smart charging control board protects from over-charging or over-discharge. In case of an emergency, the fire fighting patch protects the system.
The Heisha A100 Drone Smart Charging Module is just one piece of Heisha’s autonomous drone kit. Heisha’s developer solutions provide a low-cost option allows hardware manufacturers to focus on the drone: but expand their market to take advantage of the huge opportunity that autonomous missions offer.