The NavGuard optical navigation system was developed by Israeli company Asio Technologies.
NavGuard is a real-time optical navigation system that enables accurate, autonomous GNSS-free navigation for tactical UAV’s in areas where the GNSS signal is spoofed, jammed, or simply unavailable. Using cutting-edge machine vision technology, AI, advanced optics, and sensor fusion. According to the company, NavGuard can be installed on different unmanned aerial platforms to enable safe and sustainable 24/7 drone missions under complete GNSS blackout.
Designed for a wide variety of applications, from defense, homeland security, and infrastructure security, it is an optimal solution for tactical drone missions where payload capacity and flight time are limited, and continuous operation under all conditions is critical.
David Harel, Asio Technologies CEO: “We are honored to announce that another customer is choosing NavGuard as the product of choice for their platforms. Based on real-time geo-referencing of optical video streams to an on-board geo infrastructure, the NavGuard systems generate low latency accurate positioning throughout the entire mission, enabling operational freedom anytime and anywhere.”
The NavGuard family of solutions includes:
- NOCTA EX: Fully integrated day/night optical navigation module for large drones and medium fixed-wing platforms.
- NOCTA Mini: Fully integrated day/night small optical navigation module for medium to large drones.
- NG Core: Lightweight, compact day-only optical navigation module for small to medium drones.