Vehicles Industrial Actuators
Vehicles: UAV / UAS
in 1992, Acuity develops, manufactures, and supports components
and systems for unmanned air vehicles. Acuity concentrates on
aerodynamics and vehicle design and control system development
has developed two aerial vehicles with specialized capabilities.
The AT-3 Owl can be launched from a runway or from the wing or
fuselage bay of a manned aricraft. It was initially designed for
use from the P-3 Orion and P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.
AT-10 Responder is a vertical takeoff and landing airplane that
transitions to forward flight by rotating a portion of the wing.
Electric motors driving twin propellers are powered with batteries
or by a generator or fuel cells for long duration flight. The
AT-10 presents less rotor strike hazard than helicopters do, and
is smaller and requires less power than helicopters with similar
range, payload, and duration.
Intelligent Servo System consists of integrated servos and a Network
Servo Controller. The NSC handles the network protocol and servo
status management and provides a single interface for high level
control. Servos may also be used standalone, for small systems.
and Prototyping Services
offered by Acuity include vehicle control system design, aerodynamic
analysis, propulsion system development and structural engineering
and fabrication. As part of its air vehicle development services,
Acuity offers flight test capabilities.