Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

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Optimising efficiencies in UAV development

Leveraging digital technologies in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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The range of UAV applications is growing rapidly from military to deliveries. Bringing innovation through digital transformation, Hexagon’s UAV technology supports the manufacturing efficiency and autonomous operation of UAVs, empowering the development of more useful and capable drones. With Hexagon’s portfolio of data-centric digital solutions, the potential of UAVs can take flight.

  • Overview
  • Autonomous mobility
  • Manufacturing
  • Defence
  • Cities and nations
Autonomous mobility
No matter the size of your platform, Hexagon has the positioning technologies, perception sensors and skillsets to enable autonomy for unmanned aerial vehicles.

Enabling solutions

Autonomous mobility research and development platforms that enable automation functionality across a diverse set of control systems and industrial applications.

Accelerating solutions

Autonomous mobility testing that creates a seamless workflow between real-world and simulated environments to accelerate, optimise, verify and validate billions of test drive kilometres and real-world scenarios.

Deployment solutions

Deploying autonomous solutions that enable customers to quickly scale from prototype R&D and testing phases to full production in a variety of emerging and fast-paced market segments.

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Taking UAVs to new levels of productivity and range starts at the design stage. Hexagon’s UAV technologies and smart manufacturing solutions, from design through to final quality check, provide the innovation, precision and agility needed to manufacture the next generation of UAVs with optimised processes for greater efficiency.

Design and engineering phase

With Hexagon’s innovations in manufacturing technology, users can digitally simulate and optimise product design and engineering to ensure component manufacturability, production productivity and output quality.

Production phase

Maintain a digital thread through production, optimise machine tools, measure environmental variances and prevent downtime with predictive data analyses.

Inspection phase

Automate and digitalise quality measurement with our world-leading metrology hardware and software, creating a bridge between the real and digital worlds.

Digital transformation

Deploy Hexagon’s sensor software systems to transform siloed and disconnected processes into an integrated, data-driven manufacturing ecosystem that captures and creates value across the product lifecycle, enabling new business models and automating workflows to become increasingly autonomous, efficient and sustainable.

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Ensuring safe operations and protecting national airspaces presents many challenges. See how Hexagon helps organisations improve mission readiness and achieve assured positioning, navigation and timing through unmanned aerial vehicle technology.

C4ISR solutions

Deploy high-performance visualisation and analysis applications for C4ISR across air, land, sea and joint battlefield operations and command centre strategies.

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Cities and nations
As cities and nations accelerate data collection and utilisation, Hexagon provides powerful tools to help governments turn billions of data points into actionable insight and continue building Smart Digital Realities that help power UAVs.

Mapping solutions

Leverage location intelligence with solutions that capture, visualise, analyse and derive insights from location data to address a variety of urban and national challenges.

Transportation solutions

Deploy intuitive, integrated solutions for roads, railways, aviation and maritime to ensure effective planning and operations and enhance safety with minimal disruption.

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