18 terms

UAS 107

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Electronic Speed Control
Electronic circuit with the purpose to vary an electric motor's speed, its direction and possibly also to act as a dynamic brake
Flight Control System
Controls the UAS either by radio or computer
FPV Navigation
Allows the operator to watch video from a camera and fly as though he or she were inside
Mission-Based Navigation
Allows the operator to specify a course of sequential way points on a map
Motor
A mechanical or electrical device that creates motion
Navigation
Means used to pilot the UAV manually in real time or automatically over a predetermined course
Navigation System
Consist of a basic GPS system
Propulsion System
A machine that produces thrust to push an object forward
Radio Control System
A radio or transmitter is the main control unit of the system
Channel
Each is programmed to control one element for the UAS, require 4 minimum (pitch, roll, throttle and yaw)
Flight Controller
The flight controller is the nerve center of a drone. Drone flight control systems are many and varied. From GPS enabled autopilot systems flown via two-way telemetry links to basic stabilization systems using hobby grade radio control hardware, there is an open source project for you.
Gimbal
A device which allows the camera to move independent of the UAV
Parachute
A cloth canopy that fills with air and allows a person or heavy object attached to it to descend slowly, or that is released to act as a brake
Payload
The load carried by a vehicle exclusive of what is necessary for its operation
Receiver
In radio communications, a radio receiver is an electronic device that receives radio waves and converts the information carried by them to a usable form
Sensor
A device that detects or measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it
Transmitter Frequency
Measured in GHZs
Transmitter Mode
How the two sticks respond to which control ( throttle, elevator, rudder, and ailerons)