Aerial Systems

NGC is deploying its renowned expertise on innovative systems that guide and control remotely piloted and semi-autonomous aircraft.

NGC’s technologies ensure safe operation despite uncertainties and surrounding obstacles.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are more and more frequently used in challenging, unsafe, uncertain and remotely accessible environments.
Building on its recognised expertise in the development of reliable guidance, navigation and control systems for space applications, NGC offers autopilot, detect and avoid, landing zone assessment technologies and high-fidelity simulators for remotely piloted and semi-autonomous aircraft.

Autopilot System

NGC’s autopilot system is capable of operating on various types of aircraft, from multicopter to fixed-wing, while bringing advanced capability, stability and robustness. It also provides various levels of automation from pilot-assist manoeuvres to fully automatic missions for all phases of flight including takeoff, climb, cruise, transition, approach and landing.

Detect and Avoid

NGC’s Detect and Avoid (DAA) system mitigates air risk and enables the deployment of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions. This technology detects, tracks and avoids potential collisions with obstacles surrounding the aircraft. This system augments the capability of the autopilot system and provides situational awareness information to the remote pilot through the ground control station.

Landing Zone Assessment

Just as in space, descent and landing are two of the most dangerous phases of aerial vehicle operation. NGC’s Landing Zone Assessment enables the safe landing of aircraft and interfaces with the aircraft’s autopilot system and the remote pilot to provide real-time information about any hazards and safe areas that may be located around the targeted landing area.

Simulators for Aerial Systems

NGC provides simulators capable of modelling with high fidelity the dynamic and aerodynamic behaviours of the aircraft and its sensors and actuators. Such simulators are ideal for the efficient validation of system robustness, performance and operations in a controlled environment, including contingency measures otherwise difficult to verify safely in flight. This system is also ideal for validating mission concepts and training the aircraft operators before deploying the mission.


When you work with us, you’ll find we are very flexible when it comes to finding ways to integrate our technology into your project. We also provide in-depth training and the support of one of the most experienced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) systems teams in the world.