The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ System

The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone is a professional unmanned aerial vehicle with a patented V-shaped design and features best in class safety and advanced performance ideal for inspection and close mapping.

The Intel® Cockpit Controller is the main control for the Intel Falcon 8+ system and features an innovative joystick design for single-hand flight control.

Features and Performance Benefits

The Intel Falcon 8+ drone is designed to provide consistent, stable flights in the face of external influences like weak GPS signals and high winds as well as providing resistance to magnetic field disturbances. Lightweight with best weight to payload ratio for efficient flights, it allows you to collect incredibly accurate, high-quality, geo-referenced, actionable data, while operating in challenging environments.

With professional payload options the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone can provide detailed data for orthography and 3D reconstruction, with millimeter accuracy for ground sample distance (GSD). The unique, patented v-shaped design helps ensure unobstructed data capture and enables a greater than 180 degree view from top to bottom for a range of perspectives, from one camera, in one flight. And for data privacy, the Falcon 8+ system is a closed system with isolated on board data storage that does not transmit data over the public internet.

The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ UAV is designed for superior safety with maximum electronic and hardware system redundancy. The AscTec Trinity Control Unit provides three redundant IMUs, for quick and reliable data fusion which verifies and controls the drone’s position, altitude, and orientation, for better responsiveness and stability during flights. It also features additional redundancies for communications, batteries, rotors, and motors.

Rugged for commercial jobs but compact for ultimate mobility, the Intel Falcon 8+ system features high quality industrial design for professional use. Payloads are easily exchangeable in the field, and Intel® Powerpack batteries are designed for portability on airline flights.

Payload Options

The Sony Alpha 7R is a full frame photo camera with an image resolution of 36 MP, which allows it to display even the finest details. It features 36 MP ISO 100-25.600, a 35mm full-frame sensor, and no optical low pass filter.

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The Inspection Payload simultaneously delivers real-color, time-stamped, and georeferenced RGB and 14-bit RAW thermal images. It consists of two cameras mounted in parallel on one gimbal, a full sensor RGB camera and the FLIR Tau 2 640 camera.

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Flight Planning

The AscTec Navigator flight planning software enables high area output. Prepare complex waypoint missions on your laptop to automate survey flights.

This tool supports a fast and automated survey flight without a laptop. Simply enter the required parameters such as ground sample distance, then define coordinates of start and final angle via Intel Cockpit Controller; the Intel Falcon 8+ drone will automatically set flight altitude, speed, GPS-based photo positions and overlapping to provide the desired results within the shortest flight time.

WP/Path function creates an exact reproduction of aerial imaging. Several photo positions, including camera orientation, can be saved as single waypoints or as complex paths with many waypoints, thus providing an automated process to repeat the flight.

The Circle of Interest (COI) function generates a circular waypoint flight to enable the systematic capturing of images around the point of interest according to your setting.

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Video: Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone 

Watch how the advanced safety features of Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone enhance commercial-grade drone vision with real-time air compensation and powerful position control for unrivalled stability and maneuverability. The system features best in class safety, robust performance and data precision and is ideal for inspection and close mapping.

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