Auterion’s New Drone OS Simplifies ISR Missions

Auterions new drone OSAuterion Releases Improved Operating System and Mission Control Software

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Open source operating system developer Auterion has released new and improved versions of the Auterion Operating System (OS) and the Auterion Mission Control (AMC), providing simplified operations and an enhanced user experience for users performing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.

Auterion’s New Drone OS: A More Seamless Experience

The integration of Auterion’s platform components, the precise trajectory patterns and payload command triggers made possible by AMC, and the onboard software-managed payload behavior make conducting operations within extended and dynamic environments significantly easier.

“Our team works hard to offer operators a seamless experience on their missions by integrating and simplifying every aspect of drone hardware and software,” said Auterion’s vice president of engineering, Markus Achtelik. “We strive for autonomy so that our users can feel empowered and safe.”

This new release enables total integration with NextVision cameras such as the NextVision Raptor, a lightweight, long-range dual EO-IR stabilized camera turret with significant range increase and zoom. The integrated camera and gimbal features an electro-optical sensor with 80x zoom and infrared capability, resulting in increased situational awareness.

Operators must perform numerous actions to receive the most benefits from ISR missions. This update enables the software to carry out those actions autonomously, readjusting its trajectory to keep a target in the field of view and leaving the operator free to focus on payload adjustments.

With its enhanced interface and further-simplified mission planning experience, this new version of Auterion Mission Control (AMC) offers an improved user experience. The platform’s user-friendliness makes it easier for new operators to learn, and improved commands make flying and managing operations more accessible and intuitive.

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.


Miriam McNabb

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry.  Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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