October 30 2017, Guangzhou - XAIRCRAFT Annual Conference 2017 took place in Guangzhou, launching brand new P Series 2018 Plant Protection UAS and XAIRCRAFT Agriculture Intelligence (XAI) service platform.
The P Series 2018 Plant Protection UAS consists of three different UAV sizes, namely P10, P20 and P30. As the flagship product, P30 also achieved water and dust resistance with a protection rating at IP65, allowing the device to withstand adverse conditions.
All three UAVs adopted brand new airframe and appearance design. Meanwhile, the spraying module also adopted new type of nozzle disk, for the purpose of preventing nozzle disk blockage by chemical crystals.
In addition, the XCope visual obstacle detection module and supersonic radar module have been upgraded. The new P Series’s obstacle avoidance system can now identify wider range of obstacles that come across the drone’s flight path, such as electric wire, lamp post and trees. XCope will help the drone ‘see’ the obstacle and also by pass the object. Meanwhile, the upgraded supersonic radar provides flexible options for terrain tracing accuracy, allowing the drone to maintain relatively stable height above plants even in lower plant density.
On the other hand, XAI would be a new service platform provided to farmers and P Series operators. The service platform allows farmers contacting various plant protection operation teams, help operators looking for device rental, as well as using a plant identify engine scouting for weed, pests and diseases.
Through XAI service platform, agricultural resources from different parties would be able to connect with each other and circulate idle devices. Thus help increasing usage efficiency and reducing production risk in agriculture.
“What is a real intelligent UAS to your consideration? It’s not simply flying in a set route.” XAIRCRAFT CEO Bin Peng said in the keynote speech, “It is also about being able to detect obstacles by its on board detectors, plus finding out the avoidance route by itself without a human pilot’s control. This is what we’ve been working on.”
Attendees at the event were excited to see XAIRCRAFT’s latest tech setting higher standards for the industry. “Our goal is to design a UAS that can give us feedback,” Bin Peng adds, “ telling which would be the best flying plan, offering predictions and judgements, instead of following just one route.”