Collision Avoidance

This section will assist the operator in configuring the Object Collision Avoidance settings for the drone through the FlytBase Dashboard.

Drones that have an obstacle-avoiding sensors for the left/right, up/down, and forward/backward directions can be used to best their feature, by adding collision avoidance to them. The system continuously scans the surroundings and detects obstacles in real-time, the system can guide the drone to avoid collisions automatically, even at high speeds.

The DJI Mavic 2 Series drones have Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, which includes obstacle sensing systems for the left/right, up/down, and forward/backward directions. FlytBase Certified Remote Operators can fly with confidence and peace of mind when the Collision Avoidance settings are enabled from the Dashboard. The system continuously scans the nearby environment and detects obstacles in real-time. The system guides drones to automatically avoid collisions at high speeds.

Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing does not fully cover the circumference of the aircraft (360-degree). And the left and right obstacle sensing systems only work in specific DJI flight modes and environments. The official DJI Mavic 2 user manual can help you learn more about how the obstacle avoidance system works for the DJI Mavic 2 series.

Configuring Collision Avoidance in FlytBase

  • Once the drone has been added and is online on the FlytBase dashboard, click on Settings from the right corner of the screen.

  • In Settings, select a drone from the drop-down box at the top left corner. Now, click on Collision Avoidance to view and configure the required settings.

The DJI Mavic 2 Series is compatible with two types of Collision Avoidance Systems, which are as follows:

  1. Front Collision Avoidance Vision System: Using the forward vision system the drone detects any objects and avoids collisions.

  2. Back Collision Avoidance Vision System: Using the backward vision system the drone detects any objects and avoids any collisions.

Due to limitations of the DJI SDK, support for the left/right, up/down Collision Avoidance Vision Systems are currently unavailable in FlytBase but will be available in future releases.

It is recommended to keep the Display Radar Map toggle enabled to see the collision avoidance indicators in the cockpit view in real-time.

Viewing the Radar Map in the Cockpit View

When obstacles are detected by the Collision Avoidance Vision Systems, the following colors (Red, Yellow, and Green) are displayed along with the corresponding Collision Avoidance Vision Sensors (Front, Back) of the drone.

  • Red: Obstacles detected are within the pre-set braking distance. The drone will halt.

  • Yellow: Obstacles detected within the warning distance. If the drone detects an obstacle in this zone, the FlytBase dashbaord will display a warning message and the drone will keep moving toward its intended flight path.

  • Green: Obstacles detected within the radar's range, but outside of the braking/warning distances. If the collision avoidance sensors detect anything outside of the perimeter (Obstacle Warning Distance), there will be no notification, and the drone will keep moving towards the intended flight path.

The Alert levels of the obstacles (warning and braking distances) are determined by DJI's collision avoidance systems.

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