Aerospace engineering is the primary focus area for S-PLANE products and services. Our staff have decades of experience in this field, mainly related to fixed and rotary wing unmanned and optionally piloted aerial vehicles (UAVs and OPVs), and their navigation, flight control and mission management subsystems. Various additional unmanned system strengths have grown from these activities at S-PLANE, including our marine and terrestrial vehicle automation capabilities (USVs, AUVs, UGVs).

Our target markets range from Tactical and Strategic UAVs/OPVs for military applications down to high-end Mini-UAVs for both civil and military applications. All of our products are available qualified and certified to appropriate industrial, aeronautical and military standards (e.g. DO-178C, DO-254, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, DO-160), delivered with the service and continued support expected of the industries in which we operate.

S-PLANE is active in the following aerospace technology areas:

Aircraft and System Level

  • Tactical and Mini UAV Systems
  • UAV/OPV System Architecture Definition
  • System Engineering and System Safety Assessment
  • Airframe/Aircraft Development (Mini, Tactical and Strategic UAVs)

Subsystem Level

  • GNSS and Inertial Navigation Systems
  • Flight Control Units (Full Envelope Automation)
  • Power Management Units
  • Airborne Data Terminals (Link and Payload Management)
  • Ground Data Terminals (Link Management and Pointing)
  • Ground Control Stations and Operator Interfaces
  • Servo Actuator Units (UAV and OPV)
  • Governors and Engine Control Units

Verification Tools

  • Hardware In the Loop Simulators
  • Special To-Type Test Equipment
  • Automated Test Benches

Integration, Operation and Support

  • Integration and Verification Support
  • Flight Testing Support (Including CAA/Certification Support)
  • Technology, Product and Operator Training
  • Maintenance Training and Support