Navcom Technology, Inc.
What do you see as a major challenge to the unmanned systems industry?
NavCom faces a delicate balancing act in the unmanned systems industry: the increasing demands of greater capability and meeting those needs while containing and reducing platform costs.
What does your development and growth strategy look like in the coming years for your robotics/unmanned systems sector?
We plan to increase the number of partnerships with major providers of navigation systems for unmanned platforms. The demand for the high precision positioning capability that our StarFire GNSS global SBAS corrections service brings to military and commercial navigation systems dramatically increases the capabilities of unmanned systems.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the field of unmanned systems in the last few years?
It’s been integration of StarFire with existing inertial navigation systems and the improvement of StarFire GNSS accuracy to within 5cm accuracy globally.
Where do you see the industry going as a whole in the next decade?
We predict faster development time, lower lifecycle costs, and more reliance on COTS technologies.
How do you see your business transitioning to the commercial sector as the unmanned systems and robotics industry moves in that direction?
We’re already there! The use of NavCom products and StarFire service currently supports unmanned machine control applications in construction, forestry, and agriculture. Our experience in manned and unmanned applications in those key areas is integral to our successes in the military/government sectors.
How has AUVSI membership helped your company?
Marketing, networking, and industry credibility are just some of the benefits of being a member of AUVSI.