Autel EVO Max 4T Enterprise drone

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Autel EVO Max 4T

Autel Robotics has added another drone to its Enterprise lineup, featuring four cameras, Lase range finder, a Millimeter-wave radar, and a 5D Visual sensing system (720° Obstacle Avoidance).

Autel unveiled the new EVO Max 4T drone on January 05 at CES 2023. This enterprise-grade drone is aimed at professional workers rather than hobbyists. The robust-looking drone features four foldable arms and comes with multiple high-performance cameras and other technology in just 1500 grams, including an 8K camera with a 10X optical zoom, a wide 48-megapixel camera, an industrial thermal imaging camera, and a laser rangefinder.

The Autel EVO Max 4T brings powerful technologies and advanced autonomy to pilots. EVO Max 4T assesses complex environments to create real-time 3D flight paths for unparalleled obstacle avoidance. Advanced sensors make flights in GPS-unavailable areas possible, and the incredible new thermal payload unlocks new object identification and tracking scenarios.

Autel’s third-generation SkyLink communication system provides a range of up to 20 km (12.43 miles). The EVO Max 4T comprises the latest Autel Smart Controller V3 controller with a built-in 7″ live-view screen. It has a flight time of 42 minutes, as quoted by Autel.

It has a versatile payload bay that allows for various sensors to be used for a wide range of applications. Its Enterprise App is specifically designed to revolutionize the cooperation between drones and pilots. This quadcopter can perform multiple semi-autonomous flight missions, autonomous pathfinding, live streaming, and target acquisition, and it also includes various innovative accessibility features. Potential applications for the EVO Max 4T include search and rescue, firefighting support, mapping, and inspection.

Ten key features

  1. Four-camera system: 8K 48MP 10X Tele Zoom, 50MP Wide, Thermal and FPV
  2. Autonomous Path Finding: Autel’s Autonomy Engine collects surrounding environmental data and plans 3D flight paths through complex environments such as mountains, forests, and buildings. Use cases include rapid 3D scene reconstruction, public safety overwatch, industrial inspection, and land surveying.
  3. Navigation in GPS-Denied Environment: Advanced sensors allow the EVO Max 4T to navigate within hardened structures, underground, or in environments without GPS.
  4. Accurate Object Identification and Tracking: Based on Autel’s AI recognition technology, the EVO Max 4T can automatically identify and lock onto different targets such as heat sources, moving people, or vehicles and achieve high-altitude tracking and data collection for law enforcement.
  5. Ultimate Obstacle Avoidance: EVO Max 4T is the only commercial drone that combines traditional binocular vision systems with millimeter-wave radar technology. This allows the EVO Max 4T’s onboard Autel Autonomy Engine to perceive objects down to 0.5 inches, eliminating blind spots and enabling operation in low light or rainy conditions.
  6. Anti Jam, Anti Interference: The EVO Max 4T uses advanced flight control modules and algorithms specially designed to counter RFI, EMI, and GPS spoofing. This enables the EVO Max 4T to fly confidently near power lines, critical structures, and in complex areas.
  7. IP43 waterproof rating: Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical
  8. A-Mesh 1.0 communication: EVO Max 4T features the new A-Mesh system, enabling drone-to-drone autonomous communication, connection, and collaboration.
  9. Autel SkyLink 3.0:  It comes with six antennas, four frequency bands, AES-256 encryption*, and optional 4G integration* to provide users with the most advanced flight capabilities ever in an EVO drone. 
  10. Top flight performance: 20km Max Transmission Distance and up to 42 minutes battery life. Designed to work under challenging conditions, it can fly in rain, snow, and wind up to 27mph (43.45 kph).

Technical specifications

Aircraft
Weight 3.5 lbs (1600g, battery and gimbal included)
Dimensions 576*660*149 mm (folded, incl. propellers)
340*407*148 mm (folded, excl. propellers)
257*136*133 mm (unfolded, excl. propellers)
Diagonal Wheelbase 1.52 ft (464mm)
Max Ascent Speed 8m/s
Max Descent Speed 6m/s
Max Horizontal Speed (windless near sea level) 23m/s
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 23000ft (7000m)
Battery 4S LiPo 14.88V / 8070mAh (120wH)
Max Flight Time (windless) 42 mins
Max Hovering Time (windless) 38 mins
Max Wind Resistance 27mph*
*Takeoff and landing can withstand wind speeds up to 27 mph (12 m/s).
IP Rating IP43
Max Tilt Angle 35°
Max Angular Velocity Pitch: 300°/s; Yaw: 120°/s
Operating Temperature -4°F to 122°F (-20℃ – 50℃)
Operating Frequency 2.4G/5.2G*/5.8G/900MHz*
Transmitter Power (EIRP) 2.4GHz:<33dBm(FCC), <20dBm(CE/SRRC/MIC)
5.8GHz:<33dBm(FCC), <30dBm(SRRC), <14dBm(CE)
5.15-5.25GHz: < 23dBm(FCC/SRRC/MIC)
5.25-5.35GHz:<30dBm(FCC), <23dBm(SRRC/MIC)
Hovering Accuracy Vertical:
±0.1 m (Vision System enabled);
±0.3 m (GPS enabled);
±0.15 m (RTK enabled);
Horizontal:
±0.15 m (Vision System enabled);
±0.3 m (GPS enabled);
Zoom Camera (Telephoto)
Sensor 1/2″ CMOS, Effective pixels: 48M
Lens Focal length: 11.8-43.3mm (35mm, equivalent: 64-234mm)
Aperture: f/2.8-f/4.8
Exposure Compensation ±3EV 0.3EV/step
ISO Range Normal Mode:
Auto: ISO100 ~ ISO6400
Manual:
Photo: ISO100 ~ ISO12800
Video: ISO100 ~ ISO6400
Shutter Speed Photo: 8s ~ 1/8000s
Video: 1s ~ 1/8000s
Max Photo Size 8000×6000
Max Video Resolution 7680×4320
Wide angle camera
Sensor 1/1.28 CMOS, Effective pixels: 50M
Lens DFOV: 85°
Focal length: 4.5 mm (equivalent: 23 mm)
Aperture: f/1.9
AF motor: 8-wire SMA, PDAF focus
Exposure Compensation ±3EV 0.3EV/step
ISO Range Auto:
Photo: ISO100~ISO6400
Video: ISO100~ISO64000 (Night scene mode: up to ISO64000)
Manual:
Photo: ISO100~ISO12800
Video: ISO100~ISO6400
Shutter Speed Photo: 8s ~ 1/8000s
Video: 1s ~ 1/8000s
Max. Video Resolution 3840×2160
Photo Size 8192*6144
4096*3072
Thermal camera
Thermal Imager Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Lens DFOV: 64°
Aperture: 13mm
Focus: f/1.2
Infrared Temperature Measurement
Accuracy
26.6~37.4 ℉ or reading ±3% (using
the larger value) @ambient
temperature -4℉ to 140℉
Video Resolution 640*512
Photo Size 640*512
Pixel Pitch 12 um
Temperature Measurement Method Center measurement, pot measurement, rectangular measurement
Temperature Measurement Range -4℉ to 302℉, 32℉ to 1022℉ (-20°C to
150°C, 0 to 550°C)
Temperature Alert High and low temperature alarm thresholds, reporting coordinates and temperature values
Transmission system
Operating Frequency 2.4G/5.2G*/5.8G/900MHz*
*5.2GHz is only applicable for FCC, CE, and UKCA regions. 900MHz is only applicable for FCC regions.
Max Transmission Distance
(unobstructed, free of interference)
20km(FCC), 8km(CE)
Independent Networking Autel Smart Controller V3
Transmitter Power (EIRP) 2.4GHz:<33dBm(FCC), <20dBm(CE/SRRC/MIC)
5.8GHz:<33dBm(FCC), <30dBm(SRRC), <14dBm(CE)
5.15-5.25GHz: < 23dBm(FCC/SRRC/MIC)

Dragonfish and EVO NEST infrastructure

In addition to the EVO Max 4T, Autel Robotics is also releasing the Dragonfish NEST and the EVO NEST. The Dragonfish Nest is the world’s first automated eVTOL support system. With a range of up to 75 miles between units, the Dragonfish Nest combines the high performance of the Dragonfish aircraft with autonomous takeoff, landing, charging, and flight missions. The Dragonfish Nest is perfect for long-range corridor inspections and large-area coverage.

The EVO NEST is a base for automatic take-off, landing, charging, and mission planning for EVO series drones. It is designed for all-weather operation and can be easily transported in a standard pickup truck.

The SkyCommand Center software powers the EVO NEST and the Dragonfish NEST. Autel is also releasing a range of accessories, including the Dragonfish Repeater and Autel Smart Antenna Transmission (ASAT) System.

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