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Draco Research

Next generation aerial robotics research platform

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UVify Draco Research

Redefining Aerial Research

The UVify Draco Research is the world’s first aerial research platform of it’s kind. Draco Research turns possible into probable. We continue to push the boundaries of robotics and artificial intelligence with Draco Research.

Draco Research Features

Draco Research comes packed with features and customizability, giving you the power to pioneer new fields of research like never before

Field Oriented Control (FOC) Speed Controller

  • RPM controlled
  • Current, internal resistance,inductance available in real-time on the system by SDK
  • Model-based BLDC sensorless control

NVIDIA Jetson TX1/2 Compatible

  • Tightly integrated NVIDIA Jetson TX1/2
  • Customization service available

Replaceable Propulsion System

  • With switchable propellers and appendages, Draco-Research is easily modified or repaired

Bottom-View Camera and Sonar

  • Bottom-view, high frame rate camera with global shutter
  • Optical flow sensor ensures stability when operating Draco Research indoors

User Interfaces

  • UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, USB
  • Power sources for external sensors available
  • Real-time video transmission system

Flight Controller

  • Vibration-dampened IMU
  • PX4 is supported with MAVROS interface to embedded computer (Jetson TX1/2)
  • Includes SDK with open-source tools
  • World’s smallest modular flight core and IMU

Intelligent Flight Battery System

  • Power management handled internally – balance connector charging now a relic of the past
  • Voltage, current, and temperature information available on system by SDK

Visual Inertial Stereo Camera

  • Stereo camera with IMU synchronized
  • CROS driver is included
  • USB 3.0, UVC-based camera (no driver is required)

Sensor Mount Option

  • A wide variety of sensors can be installed by using the payload mount bay

Technical Specifications

AIRCRAFT FRAME
Diagonal Wheelbase 375 mm
Frame Arm Length 131 mm
Dimensions 405 x 352x 153 mm (arm detached, body only, without GPS antenna)
Total weight (without battery) Arm (69.1g), prop (5.5g) x 6 = 447.6 g Body 645g.
Standard takeoff weight 1460g
Max takeoff weight (at sea level)
Max Thrust-Weight ratio
Battery UVify smart battery, 3600 mAh, 4S. 416g
Hovering power consumption 300W (18A hovering)
Max power consumption 2500W
Hovering time 11 min
PROPULSION SYSTEM
Motor
Stator size 2206
kV 2300
Max Thrust 1.3kg
Max Power 400W
Weight 31g
ESC
Max allowable current (continuous) 1.3kg
Operating voltage 400W
Max Signal frequency 31g
PROPELLER
Material Polycarbonate (PC)
Diameter / Pitch 7 x 4.2 inch
Weight 5.5g
REMOTE CONTROLLER
Supported remote controller Spektrum DSMX compatible remote controller (e.g., Spektrum DXe, DX6 or higher grade)
Operating Frequency 2.4 Ghz
Charging AC adapter
CHARGER
Input Voltage 100~240v AC
Output Voltage 16.8v DC
Output Current 3.3 A
Rated Power 55.5W

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