When it comes to starting up a drone business, naturally, the biggest decision you will make is what drone solutions you use. This, for the coming years, is what will drive (or fly) your business towards success. So, with that in mind, it’s imperative that you make the right choice from the offset.
DJI, the global leader in drone technology, currently controls approximately 72% of the global market, with a much larger market share in Malaysia. DJI has become well-known around the world for their unwavering commitment to innovation and unrelenting powerhouse production.
One of the huge advantages of DJI Solutions is its ultimate Flight Controller. Flight controllers are arguably the most important part of a drone. It is the brain, taking data in from a range of sensors and acting on them to keep an aircraft flying safely. The way a flight controller functions can mean the difference between athletic and laggardly flying or reliable vs unreliable. With over 10 years of expertise, DJI has refined flight controllers to peak performance.
1. High Performance and Reliability
All DJI flight controllers are designed using advanced control theory to achieve unparalleled responsiveness, accuracy and reliability. System dynamics and thousands of variables that could occur in flight have been extensively modeled and identified to ensure that flight is easy and stable in any scenario. Based on the quantitative feedback theory and a hyper-accurate 2DOF (two degrees of freedom) controller architecture, flight controller performance and reliability are simultaneously disconnected and optimized. The use of uncertainty modeling and real-time system identification allows the controller to adapt to system failures and minimize their impact.
2. Precision Flight Status Identification
The entire flight controller system is made up of a plethora of sensors for gathering flight data. Each sensor has independently been refined to maximize accuracy and reliability, and data is backed up by related sensors. For instance, GPS and barometer both capture altitude information. The system utilizes all sensor information to get best estimate of the status of the entire system. Additionally, many differently configured algorithms are running simultaneously to cross check all information and provide another layer of redundancy. This allows a DJI flight controller to identify and even bypass faulty or malfunctioning modules to ensure flight stability.
3. Sensor Redundancy
Critical sensors are redundant, working together with analytical redundancy and advanced diagnostic algorithms, the flight controller compares the data stream coming from each sensor and validates them. In the event of sensor failure, the system seamlessly switches to another to maintain flight control reliability.
4. In-Flight Fault Diagnosis
The flight controller features an integrated distributed fault diagnosis and situation assessment system that allows the aircraft to reconfigure itself or adjust its flight plan in the event of a failure. It constantly monitors data from the navigation system, propulsion system, power system, and wireless communication system in real-time, allowing the aircraft to maintain consistent, reliable flight.
5. Intelligent Navigation Features
A suite of Intelligent Navigation features is built in to DJI flight controllers, making flight easier for all users from consumer to industrial. These include Course Lock, Home Lock, Waypoints, Point of Interest and GPS based Follow Me. There are many other strengths of a DJI solution such as its payload SDK on that enables non-DJI payloads to be integrated into the Matrice 200 Series drones as well as solid partnerships in the drone ecosystem.
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