Furuno Receiver Adopted for Use in Parrot Bebop Drone

April 17, 2015  - By
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Parrot's quadcopter Bebop Drone has Furuno inside.

Parrot’s quadcopter Bebop Drone has Furuno inside.

Furuno Electric Co.’s latest multi-GNSS receiver module, GN-87, has been adopted for the new quadcopter Bebop Drone, made by Parrot SA. Parrot develops advanced technology wireless products.

The GN-87 can receive GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, and QZSS concurrently, which significantly improves positioning success rate and robustness against interferences by using different frequency bands, Furuno said.

Parrot Bebop Drone, equipped with a 14-megapixel fisheye lens camera, takes video and pictures in a 180-degree field. The drone integrates mechanical and digital systems, like shock absorbers that cushion engine vibrations and algorithms for an exclusive 3-axis image stabilization, meaning that the angle of the view remains fixed, without distortion, regardless of the inclination of the drone and movement caused by turbulence. The combination of numerous sensors gives the drone impressive stability and great maneuverability when piloted via Wi-Fi with a smartphone and a tablet, or with its Wi-Fi extender, Parrot Skycontroller.

Furuno’s GN-87 supports sensing for autonomous flying according to flight routes preset on the map application by user, automatic return to takeoff position, recording flight path data for 3D modeling on Parrot Academy map. According to Parrot, selecting Furuno’s GN-87 multi-GNSS receiver module enabled simple integration with a high-performance GNSS receiver module while guaranteeing high quality and high volume supply availability.

Below is a video of the Bebop drone in action.

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