The dev guys just added the UAV & Aircraft demo to the Online Showcase
. This application gives you a window into our capabilities for aircraft systems. For example, you can adjust your aircraft route over a specified search region while maintaining a necessary Ground Sample Distance (GSD) for mission success.
To get started, you first set the type of aircraft that will be flying the route. It will use characteristics from Aircraft Mission Modeler
to model the flight performance you would expect for that platform. Then you can adjust the route right in the 3D window if you’d like. And of course, you can completely customize the sensor shape. After you’ve set up the problem to model your platform, its sensor and your route, click 'compute' to show the GSD that you can expect along your route. If you have any questions, you can hit the ‘?’ in the upper right corner.
Check it out and let us know what you think.