Parrot AR 2.0

Image result for AR parrot. 2.0

Parrot AR.Drone is a remote controlled flying quadcopter helicopter built by the French company Parrot. The drone is designed to be controlled by mobile or tablet operating systems such as the supported iOS or Android within their respective apps or the unofficial software available for Windows Phone, Samsung BADA and Symbian devices.

Version 2.0

The successor to the original drone, the AR.Drone 2.0 was unveiled at CES Las Vegas 2012. Rather than redesigning the product, improvements were made to its functionality, along with developing a larger ecosystem to support pilots. The equipment on board AR.Drone 2.0 was significantly upgraded to improve the drone’s function. The camera quality was increased to 720p, and many of the onboard sensors were made more sensitive, allowing for greater control. The ultrasound altimeter was enhanced with the addition of an air pressure sensor, allowing for more stable flight and hovering. The resources available to the onboard computer were also improved, and the Wi-Fi hardware was updated to follow the new 802.11n standard. Other sensor improvements included an upgraded 3-axis gyroscope, along with a 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer.

At CES 2013, Parrot announced the Flight Recorder add-on for the AR.Drone 2.0. It adds 4GB of storage to the drone, along with GPS tracking and flight data recording. It will allow pilots to define a flight path by selecting a series of waypoints that the drone will follow. Flight Recorder features can be controlled via mobile phone and desktop applications, with “Director Mode” and “Rescue Mode” included. An extended battery designed to increase flight time by up to 50% was also launched alongside the Flight Recorder.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • HD VIDEO RECORDING

        • 720p 30fps HD camera
        • Wide-angle lens: 92° diagonal
        • Basic encoding profile: H264
        • Photo format: JPEG
        • Connection: Wi-Fi
  • ELECTRONIC ASSISTANCE

        • Processor: ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz 32-bit processor with DSP video 800 MHz TMS320DMC64x
        • OS: Linux 2.6.32
        • RAM: DDR2 1 GB at 200 MHz
        • USB: High-speed USB 2.0 for extensions
        • Wi-Fi b g n
        • Gyroscope: 3 axles, accuracy of 2,000°/second
        • Accelerometer: 3 axles, accuracy of +/- 50 mg
        • Magnetometer: 3 axles, accuracy of 6°
        • Pressure sensor: Accuracy of +/- 10 Pa
        • Altitude ultrasound sensor: Measures altitude
        • Vertical camera: QVGA 60 FPS to measure the ground speed
  • MOTORS & WEIGHT

        • 4 “inrunner” type brush-free motors: 14.5 watts and 28,500 rev/min
        • Micro ball bearing: Yes
        • Nylatron Gears: Yes
        • Bronze self-lubricating ball bearings: Yes
        • Weight
        • With internal frame 380 g
        • With external frame 420 g