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Autonomous Environment Generator for UAV-Based Simulation

Justin Nakama, Ricky Parada, João P. Matos-Carvalho, Fábio Azevedo, Dário Pedro, Luís Campos
2021 Applied Sciences  
Figure 7 . 7 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) used in this paper: Hexa Exterior Intelligent Flying Unit (HEIFU).  ...  Our simulations have utilized the Hexa Exterior Intelligent Flying Unit (HEIFU) UAV provided by Beyond Vision [17] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11052185 fatcat:nikmykjqxncijjoerfmyj7kgse

Precision Landing for Low-Maintenance Remote Operations with UAVs

Miguel Moreira, Fábio Azevedo, André Ferreira, Dário Pedro, João Matos-Carvalho, Álvaro Ramos, Rui Loureiro, Luís Campos
2021 Drones  
This work proposes a fully integrated ecosystem composed of three main components with a complex goal: to implement an autonomous system with a UAV requiring little to no maintenance and capable of flying  ...  The Hexa Exterior Intelligent Flying Unit (HEIFU) UAV, the beXStream fleet management platform, and the ALPHA Landing Base and Charging Station.  ...  Furthermore, it is constructed in a way that is visually identifiable by a flying UAV.  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones5040103 fatcat:bsjixrzyprf33flxu3tux45pfe

FFAU—Framework for Fully Autonomous UAVs

Dário Pedro, João P. Matos-Carvalho, Fábio Azevedo, Ricardo Sacoto-Martins, Luís Bernardo, Luís Campos, José M. Fonseca, André Mora
2020 Remote Sensing  
Figure 7 . 7 Hexa Exterior Intelligent Flying Unit (HEIFU)-Custom developed hexacopter (left: Full shot of the UAV; right: Printed circuit board with the components).  ...  Field Tests Results In order to fully demonstrate the safety and reliability features of the proposed framework, a custom hexacopter was developed, which was named Hexa Exterior Intelligent Flying Unit  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12213533 fatcat:wp4syjr2s5g2tmvlbv3o3kkq5i

Efficient Reactive Obstacle Avoidance Using Spirals for Escape

Fábio Azevedo, Jaime S. Cardoso, André Ferreira, Tiago Fernandes, Miguel Moreira, Luís Campos
2021 Drones  
In the case of UAVs, flying at low altitude greatly increases the probability of encountering obstacles, so they need a fast, simple, and robust method of collision avoidance.  ...  Setup Vehicle and Sensors Hexa Exterior Intelligent Flying Unit (HEIFU) [31] was the UAV used to test the algorithm.  ...  Figure 35 . 35 HEIFU flying in the real test scenario. Figure 36 . 36 Point cloud insertion times using CPU approach on Jetson Nano in the real scenario.  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones5020051 fatcat:jrazrufuvvakdkr5rolim5j5iq

AFarCloud White Paper

Shai Amoyal
2021 Zenodo  
In collaboration, PMDFC and BEV developed a custom drone, aimed at the agricultural sector, which is denominated as HEIFU (Hexa Exterior Intelligent Flying Unit).  ...  HEIFU can be used with different communication systems, such as mobile network or Wi-Fi connection. 3.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5137421 fatcat:4pnllfrnwjchxbreq52wmx7psy