PRECISE INDOOR POSITIONING AND TRACKING FOR DRONES

Dragonfly, our Visual SLAM (vSLAM) technology, lets you get real-time 3D location of a flying drone, using just the on-board camera.

Indoor Tracking and Positioning for drones is a challenging task, where GPS / GNSS cannot be used.

When operating indoors and in GPS-denied environments, alternative systems must be considered.

Dragonfly can leverage the on-board hardware and work entirely offline. It can work inside known and unknown environments and does not require the deployment of specific hardware.

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DISCOVER

How does Dragonfly work with Drones?

Dragonfly is a Visual SLAM technology that provides very precise location.

Dragonfly calculates the location using our patented technology, using just the on-board camera. No sensor fusion, no MEMS, no hardware to be deployed on site, no QR codes.

Dragonfly needs to get a 640×480 px video stream from the drone. The camera can be monocular (ideally wide angle) or stereo and it can point towards any direction. The existing camera of the drone can be used, as long as the video stream can be consumed by the Dragonfly software. 

ARCHITECTURES

Dragonfly can run on board, if there is enough computing power available, or on a server to which the drone streams the video.

API, ROS, Dashboard

  • Dragonfly allows to monitor the real time location of the drones from the Accuware dashboard.
  • API can be used to integrate the location data into external applications.
  • ROS Nodes can be developed by Accuware’s team to ease the integration with ROS.

Are you ready to get started?

FEATURES

  • Real-time 3D position (6 DOF).
  • Accuracy higher than 5 cm.
  • Venue and place recognition and re-location.
  • Map shared among different devices.
  • Offline version available, no internet connection required.

WHY DRAGONFLY CAN BE THE SOLUTION TO YOUR LOCATION PROBLEMS?

Dragonfly is an exceptionally flexible technology for precise positioning.

Alternative to Lidar and UWB

For accurate indoor positioning and location.

No Hardware Infrastructure

No receivers, no antennas, no "nodes". Nothing has to be deployed through the venue.

3D Location in real time

Dragonfly elaborates the location in real time, no latency. X, Y, Z location + attitude (yaw, pitch, roll).

Just one on-board camera required

Dragonfly does not need specific hardware, IMU, no sensor fusion, LiDAR, magnetic stripes, QR codes... The existing on-board camera can be leveraged.

On the Cloud
or Offline

Dragonfly can run on board the drone, or on a server, completely offline. No internet connection needed.

It scales with you

Dragonfly is a scalable technology: there are no minimum or maximum number of drones that can use the technology at the same time.

API for Custom Integration

RESTful API provided to integrate the location data into external application, navigation systems, remote tracking software and more.

Map Shared among the Drones

Drones can share the same map and collaboratively work on it. The Drones update the map while moving throughout the venue.

5 cm Accuracy

Dragonfly's accuracy is about 5-10 cm in almost every environment. This can be achieved by simply following our easy steps to get started.

Our customers consider Dragonfly
to be the solution to their location problems.

FAQ

We know you have questions: here some answers.

Is Dragonfly open source?

No, Dragonfly is a commercial technology that offers API to be integrated into custom applications. At Accuware we are open to customize Dragonfly to provide a unique version to address your requirements. Contact us to speak about the business models available.

Can I use Dragonfly to track the precise location through unknown environments?

Yes, Dragonfly can work inside unknown spaces. Contact us to analyze your project and requirements with one of our specialists.

Can I use Dragonfly to create 3D maps and models?

Dragonfly is meant to provide precise indoor location to vehicles, drones, robots… It creates a 3D map that is not meant to be human intelligible. Dragonfly is not designed to deliver end-user 3D maps, but rather to provide the precise location of a moving device through space.

How can I integrate Dragonfly?

Dragonfly comes as a JAVA application for Linux and Mac OS that exposes API for custom integration. All the API is extensively documented, and our team is open to discuss custom development on different Operating Systems and in different programming languages.

WHAT IS THE ACCURACY OF DRAGONFLY?

Dragonfly can provide a centimeter level accuracy. Read more about accuracy.

Can I use Dragonfly with ROS?

Yes, Dragonfly can be integrated with ROS and our R&D team can create ROS nodes upon request as well. Contact us for more details.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO USE DRAGONFLY?

Dragonfly is compatible with Linux and MacOS systems, and requires at least a quad-core CPU + 16 GB of RAM. Click here to check the list of requirements.

How much does Dragonfly cost?

The price of Dragonfly depends on several factors and scales with volume. A single perpetual license costs $ 1,987 per-device.

I HAVE A CAMERA ON BOARD THE DRONE ALREADY, can I use it?

YES. Dragonfly is a hardware agnostic SLAM that can leverage the existing camera. Read more about the requirements to use Dragonfly using the existing hardware.

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, CAN I SPEAK WITH A SPECIALIST?

Sure. Our team will be glad to help you. Contact us to talk with an expert.

Do you want to test Dragonfly?

Download the Dragonfly app for Linux or Mac OS

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