Distributed unmanned aerial vehicle architecture

  • US 9,273,981 B1
  • Filed: 05/11/2015
  • Issued: 03/01/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/12/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight processing system comprising:

  • said interface configured to communicate with one or more payload modules;

    an interface configured to communicate with one or more flight critical modules;

    one or more processors comprising hardware, the one or more processors configured to at least;

    obtain information identifying flight information of the UAV, the flight information comprising flight phase information or a contingency condition associated with a flight critical module;

    analyze the identified flight information;

    based at least in part on the analysis of the identified flight information, determine at least one or more first payload modules to enter a respective modified power state; and

    cause, at least in part, requests to enter the respective modified power state to be transmitted to each of the determined payload modules in the one or more first payload modules.

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