Today’s rapidly growing economic and cultural landscape demands the use of high-resolution UAV Imagery and cutting-edge remote sensing. This is crucial for leaders in governments and private enterprises to make the right decisions. From economic development to disaster management, infrastructure to national security, information is power.

At SkyMap Global, we’re excited to announce the launch and availability of the UAV platform that we call “G-Wing” for affordable and efficient high-resolution mapping, remote sensing and surveillance.

Our goal with G-Wing is to empower people and leaders from the government, it’s agencies and private enterprises with access to high-resolution imagery and insights so that they can respond to situations faster than ever before.

Introducing the G-Wing Platform

The G-Wing platform is a combination of a drone aircraft airframe, the drone control station and the processing and visualisation software ImageTrekk.

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Specifications

Aircraft specifications
Travel Distance: 60 km
Flight time: 60 min
Datalink range: 5 km (line-of-sight no interference)
MTOW: 2 kg

Coverage area
122m AGL: Approx 230 hectares
200m AGL: Approx 360 hectares
300m AGL: Approx 540 hectares
(Coverage area varies by camera model and the percentage of image overlap.)

Performance
Cruise speed: 60 km/h (33 knots)
Cruise wind resistance: 30 km/h
VTOL wind resistance: 15 km/h
Travel length: 60 km
Max. endurance: 60 min

Dimensions
Length: 750 mm
Wingspan: 1254 mm

Payload options
RGB Mapping: Sony RXO (Standard)
NDVI Mapping: MAPIR Multispectral
Thermal Imaging: FLIR Vue Series

Telemetry
G-Station Frequency: 433 MHz/ 900 MHz
Telemetry coverage: 5 km

Hybrid Vertical Takeoff and Landing UAV

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The G-Wing drone is a hybrid VTOL (Vertical Takeoff & Landing) UAV, combining the benefits of multi-rotor platforms with fixed-wing drones and easily enables transition between the two modes during flight. It is a modular, lightweight, forward wing professional mapping and surveying drone that comes built-in with an autonomous GPS guided system. We’ve also equipped it with a Flexiload system to support multiple options of payload between flight operations.

The G-Wing drone is programmed to fly at certain altitudes and Airspeed to capture precision images at predetermined waypoint intervals.  Specifications are outlined below. Our G-Wing drone takes shape after years of experience in testing and operating mapping drones.

Safe and risk-free operation

One of biggest problems with small drones is the risk of crash or loss during operation. The risk is quite high leading to an eventual effect on the company profitability and productivity. G-Wing’s systems reduce the risk of hard landing during operation and feature an extra fail-safe system during cruising mode. So, we’re increasing drone lifespan, lowering maintenance cost and maximising the size of mapping coverage.

Dense environment operation

With G-Wing, we’ve also addressed the issue of space requirements, especially during takeoff and landing. Finding the right spot for drone operation can be a cumbersome task. With that in mind, we’ve designed the G-Wing to be launched and retrieved autonomously in a very tight area of 3m x 3m to enable operations in dense forest area, plantation, dense urban areas and even from a boat deck.

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Collision detection, manual and auto operation

The VTOL transitional algorithm has been completely programmed in-house by our experienced drone engineering team. Before we commercialised, we spent time testing over hundreds of flight hours to improve the aircraft’s aerodynamic stability, efficiency and performance. To make the G-Wing reliable, durable and robust, we chose the best avionics firmware for endurance mapping and surveying flight missions.

We’ve also included a fail-safe option for takeoff and landing which can be accomplished in two ways – manual radio transmitter control or autopilot assisted control.

Support for varied payloads

With around 200 grams of payload support, G-Wing can be mounted with a wide range of cameras including a Sony RXO, Garmin GPS, FLIR Duo Thermal Camera, MAPPIR (NDVI) and other Cameras or GPS/RTK/PPK devices with compatible mounting brackets. G-Wing comes with a Flexiload system that helps change multiple options of payload between flights.

Software flight and route planning

G-Wing can be fully operated and controlled from G-Station – A user friendly laptop or tablet application.

Image processing and analytics

Imagery from G-Wing is processed and put on our ImageTrekk platform which can help you discover, visualize and analyze data to gain deep insights.

Powered by machine learning routines and artificial intelligence tools, ImageTrekk takes in data from a multitude of sources, analyzes the data in accordance and relevance to your imagery and overlays that for a faster workflow.

Applications

Apart from being able to fly solo for professional mapping and surveying, the G-Wing platform also plugs significant data gaps and complements the capabilities of satellite or crewed remote sensing systems. Some of the major applications for this platform are:

  1. Mapping
  2. Surveying
  3. Plantation
  4. Forestry
  5. Agriculture
  6. Mining and resources

Discover what G-Wing can do for you

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