Issue 54 Uncrewed Sytems Technology Feb/Mar 2024 uWare uOne UUV l Radio and telemetry l Rheinmetall Canada medevacs l UUVs insight DelltaHawk engine l IMU focus l Skygauge in operation l CES 2024 report l Blueflite l Hypersonic flight

106 optimised via LG Display’s proprietary In-Cell Touch technology. Additionally, the P2P LCD functions in temperatures ranging from -40 C to 85 C, unlike conventional displays. Ruggedised mobile solutions manufacturer RuggON launched its new Drone GCS for UAV control and monitoring. The product, built around the company’s LUNA 3, an 8 in (20.32 cm) rugged tablet, has been developed for compatibility with essentially any UAV, while also providing video feedback, GNSS positioning and tracking. Video is aided via an embedded lowlatency video-decoder software program, enabling real-time, high-resolution viewing and data collection. The GCS’s standard data link will enable in-the-loop control over distances of up to 30 km, and the installation of joysticks and toggles about the screen enables tangible and intuitive control for users. It is designed to MIL standards for drops, shocks and vibration resilience under extreme conditions. The LUNA 3 tablet runs as standard on an Intel Core i5 processor (1145G7E) with Intel Iris Xe graphics and Windows OS. Its display is sunlight-readable, facilitating night and stealth modes for all-day availability. A touchscreen option is available. It also comes with Ethernet, optional wi-fi 6 connectivity and 4G LTE. In other power and energy advancements, Molicel was on hand to showcase its new ‘ultra-high power’ INR-21700-P50B cell. As the product designation implies, it is a 21700 form-factor Lithium-ion cell, which comes with Molicel’s highestever gravimetric energy density of 260 Wh/kg (714Wh/l in volumetric energy density), with each cell containing 5 Ah of energy at capacity. It can discharge at a power output of at least 400 W, meaning it has Molicel’s highest power-to-energy ratio. It is engineered with fast charging in mind, with a C-rate of 5 (implying 12 minutes of charge time from empty to full). Leopard Imaging highlighted its Hawk Stereo Camera Hawk and Owl High Speed Camera, two products powered by nVidia’s Jetson AGX Orin solution, and they were demonstrated at the show in Segway Robotics’ Nova Carter UGV. In the Nova Carter integration, the Hawk 3D stereo camera provides depthsensing capabilities for optimal object detection and obstacle avoidance, while the Owl cameras give it a 360° surround view for situational awareness. The nVidia Jetson AGX Orin system is installed in Leopard Imaging’s AI Box, which processes camera data on the UGV in real time for decision-making and adaptive responses in dynamic environments. The Hawk system has a horizontal field of view (FoV) of 121.5° and a frame rate of 60 fps at 1920 x 1200 resolution. It integrates an IMU for velocity aiding, and its depth performance includes a Z-accuracy of ±2% at 6 m distance and an 80% depth FoV. The Owl, meanwhile, has a horizontal FoV of 202.0° (± 3°) and a frame rate of 120 fps, also at 1920 x 1200 resolution. Leopard Imaging also unveiled its new LI-AR0830-YUV-MIPI and LI-AR2020MIPI embedded cameras, which use Onsemi’s AR2020 and AR0830 sensors for capturing images in either linear or enhanced dynamic range modes with a rolling-shutter readout. The aforementioned Nova Carter UGV was also being exhibited by Segway Robotics at the show. It has been produced as an autonomous robotic development platform to provide versatility and customisation options for uncrewed ground system engineers. The Nova Carter was co-developed with nVidia. It is built on the nVidia Isaac AMR platform to empower the development of advanced perception (and hence operations in complex environments) for robots via AI and accelerated computing. Developers can use GitHub repositories for the nVidia Isaac ROS to begin working with the UGV. It weighs 51.2 kg, measures 722 x 500 x 556 mm, and can operate in climates from 0-35 C. The system is powered by a 1 kWh battery and can operate for just over eight hours (with five hours of charging time). Atop its hull is an XT-32 3D Lidar from Hesai, with additional 2D Lidars at its front and rear, and added 360° visual awareness, with both stereo and fisheye cameras installed around the perimeter of its body. Supernal LLC, the advanced air mobility (AAM) subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group, unveiled its S-A2 eVTOL vehicle concept. The four-passenger aircraft is being developed by Supernal to meet commercial aviation safety February/March 2024 | Uncrewed Systems Technology RuggON launched its new Drone GCS for UAV control and monitoring