MicroPilot Recipient of 2011 Unmanned Systems Canada Organizational Award
November 10, 2011 – Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada – Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce that MicroPilot is the winner of the 2011 Organizational Award.
The Organizational Award was founded to reorganize an organization or group that has contributed over considerable time to the overall growth of the Unmanned Vehicle Sector. Past recipients of this award include NASA, General Dynamics, and CDL Systems among others.
MicroPilot’s nomination for this award read:
“MicroPilot is one of the biggest Canadian UAV success stories. From a small facility outside of Winnipeg, MicroPilot very early on recognized the potential of the unmanned vehicle market and developed some of the world's first autopilots specifically for UAVs. Over the years, they have continued to advance their autopilot, offering the first dual redundant UAV autopilot and now the first triply redundant UAV autopilot as well as an autopilot for rotary wing UAVs.
Their success can be directly measured in the more than 650 UAV systems that use their autopilot in more than 60 countries. This is a testament to the flexibility of their product and its ability to be easily integrated into any airframe.
Perhaps even more importantly from an industry perspective, however, is how their product significantly reduces the complexity, cost and risk for developers of new UAVs, allowing teams to concentrate on developing innovative new airframes, payloads or operational concepts and not getting bogged down in the very specialized field of autopilot development."
Howard Loewen, President of MicroPilot stated: “Success is rarely spelled in singular and most often plural. This award is the sum of the hard work and expertise of all of MicroPilot's employees. “
With 650 clients in 60 countries, MicroPilot is the world leader in miniature autopilots for UAVs and MAVs. MicroPilot offers a family of light-weight autopilots that can fly fixed-wing, transitional multi-rotor and helicopter UAVs. MicroPilot also provides complementary products such as the Xtender SDK, trueHWIL, payloads, and catapults.