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ZetaSeries Business Helicopter Xi Hardware:
[001]~ Small Business
[002]~ Medium Size Business
[003]~ Fortune 500
[004]~ Throttle control
[005]~ Fuzzy controller
[006]~ Command Receiver
[007]~ Sensors
[008]~ Speed Meter
[009]~ Laser Height Meter
[010]~ Heading Sensor
[011]~ GPS
[012]~ Telemeter
[013]~ Voice Control
[014]~ Air Filter
[015]~ Engine
[016]~ Video cameras
[017]~ Control system
[018]~ Inertial Measurement Unit
[019]~ Hardware Objects
[020]~ MEMS and NEMS
[021]~ Autopilot
[022]~ Rotor
[023]~ Rudder
[024]~ Skids
[025]~ Tail
[026]~ Rotor Head
[027]~ Blades
[028]~ Engine Control
[029]~ FADEC
[030]~ ACIS































































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[001] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Small Business

Xi hardware platform to Small Business costing between US$33,000 - $US70,000:
~ Basic Xi model can be manufactured by cutting off all hardware small business does not need
~ that kind of basic model may operate around a company or around a specific area

Configuration:

~ 1 Xi helicopter with basic hardware
~ 1 Base4Xi with basic hardware
~ 7 Sensors4Xi in helicopter
~ 7 Sensors4Xi in base.
~ 1 Freedom Device with two TFT Dislays

compare:
~ Yamaha RMAX basic model cost circa US$86,000 (at the time being)



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[002] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Medium Size Business

Xi to Medium Size Business costing between US$170,000 - US$210,000 :

Configuration:
~ 2 Xi helicopters with all hardware
~ 2 Bases4Xi with all hardware
~ 2x7 Sensors4Xi to both helicopters including 1 smart bob
~ 2x7 Sensors4Xi to both bases
~ 1 Freedom Device with Rollable Display
~ 1 Freedom Device with two TFT Dislays
~ 1 Pocket Rollable Displays
~ 1 Resource Devices

Compare to Yamaha RMAX (at the time being)
~ Aerial Photography version can fly up to 100 metres above the ground and costs between US$150,000 and US$230,000.
~ there's a flight research model specced for universities with manual only flight mode, which sells for US$120,000.

Note, that above does not include any base stations and other niceties, which come with Xi.


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[003] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Fortune 500

Xi platform hardware to Fortune 500 companies; price between US$500,000-US$700 000:

Configuration:
~ 3 Xi helicopters with all hardware
~ 3 Base4Xis with all hardware
~ 3x7 Sensors4Xi to both helicopters including 3 smart bobs.
~ 3x7 Sensors4Xi to both bases.
~ 3 Freedom Device with Rollable Display
~ 3 Freedom Device with two TFT Dislays
~ 3 Pocket Rollable Displays
~ 3 Resource Devices

Compare to Yamaha RMAX (at the time being) / fully autonomous R-Max package:
~ a ground station,
~ antennas,
~ computers,
~ monitors and
~ two complete autonomous airframes and a four camera system.
~ price tag is US$1,000,000.00
~ completely autonomous version enables pilot to watch what's happening from all four cameras
~ while the RMAX goes about flight plan it has been programmed with from the controlling computer
~ if operators see something they want to look at closely,
~ they can override plan to get closer and then resume original flight plan or program a new one



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[004] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Throttle control

Xi has throttle control



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[005] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Fuzzy controller

Xi has Fuzzy controller:
~ Autonomous and unmanned flying would otherwise be impossible
~ Fuzzy controller makes it possible for Base4Xi to send higher level commands to Xi.



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[006] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Command Receiver

Xi has command receiver.




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[007] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Sensors

Xi4B has several sensors.

Sensors Xi4B uses for example to:
~ navigate
~ sensor Xi movements
~ sensor velocity, speed, angles and angle speed
~ sensor engine vibration

Some of the sensors Xi4B uses may be the same as Xi4M sensors.




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[008] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Speed Meter

Xi has speed meter.




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[009] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Laser Height Meter

Xi has laser height meter:

Xi uses height meter for example during flight, when approaching Base4Xi and while collecting sensor data from sensors.




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[010] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Heading Sensor

Xi has heading sensor.

Xi uses heading sensors for example to
~ navigate
~ find locations for sensors to be dropped
~ locate dropped sensors
~ find a Base4Xi
~ detect obstacles




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[011] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ GPS

Xi is capable to use GPS

Xi drops the Sensors4Xi which have no GPS devices to save Sensor4Xi's power.
System architecture has been designed so that only Xi, Base4Xi and Command and Control Center know sensor locations.

Xi is designed to use the new GPS features such as L2C at 1227.60 MHz and L5 at 1176.45 MHz
Once Galileo will be available, Xi will be capable to use it.




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[012] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Telemeter

Xi has Telemeter.




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[013] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Voice Control

Xi has voice control hardware at least at some stages during it's lifetime.

Voice control is possible to tailor and is handy specially during development and test phase.
However, an unmanned and autonomous production version of Xi may not include it.




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[014] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Air Filter

Xi has Air Filters.

Desert sand, for example, would be fatal to Xi and therefore air filters are needed.




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[015] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Engine

Xi's engine is designed and manufactured by our partners.




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[016] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Video cameras

Xi has several video cameras.

Video cameras can be used to survey and control for example oil rigs, see military Xi video cameras.




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[017] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Control system

As an unmanned helicopter Xi uses a control system.




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[018] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Inertial Measurement Unit

Xi embeds an Inertial Measurement Unit




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[019] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Hardware Objects

Hardware Objects in Xi
~ Xi embeds a library of highly optimized objects to do the work of interacting with the hardware.
~ Basic, C, Java, Python syntax styles scripts can be used to control hardware objects.
~ Objects run continuously and simultaneously in the background while the scripts run in the foreground telling the objects what to do.
~ Every aspect of the objects can be controlled by the scripts as the object do their work with the hardware.
~ The Xi Object library contains objects that know how to interact with Xi sensors and Xi system around

~ Another unique feature of Hardware Objects in Xi is the Virtual Circuits capability.
~ Virtual Circuits can be thought of as the software equivalence of an electronic circuit connecting together Xi Objects in various ways.
~ This allows the Xi Objects to pass data to each other in the background so that your script doesn't have to.
~ Virtual circuits can handle the processing required for speed control,
~ time-out events, limit switches, emergency breaking, and a whole myriad of other function
~ so that your script does not have pole for such tedious tasks.




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[020] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ MEMS and NEMS

Xi's hardware is based on MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) and NEMS(Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Systems)




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[021] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Autopilot

Xi embeds autopilot hardware




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[022] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Rotor

Xi has rotor manufactured by our partners.




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[023] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Rudder

Xi has rudder manufactured by our partners.




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[024] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Skids

Xi has skids manufactured by our partners.




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[025] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Tail

Xi's tail is manufactured by our partners.




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[026] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Rotor Head

Xi's rotor head is manufactured by our partners.




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[027] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Blades

Xi's blades are manufactured by our partners.




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[028] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ Engine Control

Xi's engine control is designed and manufactured with partners.




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[029] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ FADEC

Xi's FADEC is designed and manufactured with partners.

The following waves are being explored to further develop FADEC for Xi:
~ reconfigurable inputs / outputs
~ control/ integrated architectures
~ optical serial communications
~ advanced cooling / chip packaging
~ on-line software upgrades
~ network computing
~ advanced integrated circuit packages
~ adaptive control capability
~ COTS electronic components
~ real-time operating system partitioned design
~ open architecture hardware design
~ common I/O and standard engine interface
~ upgradeable hardware/software architecture
~ fault tolerant hardware architecture
~ independent module processors
~ support reconfigurability




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[030] Xi Hardware ~ Business Helicopter: ~ ACIS

Xi's ACIS (Altitude Compensation Induction System) is designed and manufactured with partners.




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