Lite Machines develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and supports UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) platforms and control systems for military, law enforcement and civilian/industrial applications. Our in-house design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to produce the most cost effective UAVs on the market. Pictured: Dave Arlton, VP Lite Machines, testing installation of cockpit camera feed monitor.
The Voyeur UAV physical systems are unconventional and significantly simpler than traditional coaxial helicopter designs. One element that sets it apart from traditional vehicles is that each rotor has its own motor. Using two separate motors reduces the number of parts in the rotor drive train and blade control system by 80%.
The Voyeur UAV can accurately be called a ‘flying computer’. The complex electronics and software form a sophisticated flight management system that translates active flight sensor data into adjustments in rotor movement approximately 50 times per second. Control software in the ground station stores terrain mapping and mission profile information.
Lite Machines Corporation is located in the Purdue Research Park, home to over 150 high tech companies. We have been designing and manufacturing micro-size RPVs and UAVs for over 18 years, and have manufactured and sold over 15,000 micro-helicopters worldwide since 1995.