Built for the Complete Drone Market
Whether you're building drone avionics, developing applications, or ﬂying commercial drones, Windhover's software is developed to safety-critical standards with the capabilities and reliability needed for autonomous, beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS) operations.
OEMs, Avionics and Sensor Package Manufacturers
A safe, extensible option for running software on your platforms. Expand upon your capabilities at a low cost with high reliability and quality.
Commercial & Government
Utilities, Agriculture, Delivery, Government Sciences and More
An autonomous platform that gives companies the ability to use drones for a variety of commercial applications such as precision agriculture, package delivery and infrastructure inspection.
Drone Service Providers
Drone Service Providers and Application Developers
An extensible platform enabling you to invent, rigorously test, and distribute your applications to other drone service providers through the Windhover App Store.
Meeting the Needs of a Growing Industry
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market is in need of more sophisticated and reliable operating software. Software that is easily extensible by developers, meets strict safety critical standards, and reliably provides the capabilities for BVLoS operations.
Avionics and hardware manufacturers want to incorporate the most advanced software and accelerate the demand for their equipment. Many other industries want to use drones for commercial purposes but are slowed down by an inability to extend and adapt existing platforms to their use cases. And safety issues are a major obstacle.
Windhover brings extensibility and reliability together to decrease the time-to-market and mitigate the risks of integrating drones safely into low-altitude airspace.
We can get you where you want to be. Faster.
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Trusted by the Best
Dr. Zongbo Wang — CEO, Aerotenna
Integrated Flight Software Stack and Ground Control Software
Windhover Lab's ecosystem includes seven powerful software products:
Extensible, safety critical autopilot built upon proven space flight software
Web-based, multi-user, distributed ground control system
Scriptable flight control and mission planning with infinite extensibility
Full featured simulation for software testing and operator training
Environment for creating, testing, analyzing, developing and maintaining ecosystem software
Dashboard access to the full ecosystem for collaboration and sharing
Windhover Labs software certification program
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Work with an Experienced Team
We are passionate about the commercial potential of unmanned aircraft to transform the way we live, work, and play.
We are software developers and flight systems engineers with multiple decades of aerospace experience. We are driven to produce high-performance drone software that is easy to implement, test, deploy, and operate.
Windhover Labs has created a software ecosystem for drones to operate in low-altitude airspace, unleashing the creativity of people and businesses to improve lives.
Mathew Benson has 13 years of experience leading the development and testing of safety-critical space flight software for the International Space Station, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, and numerous Core Flight Software projects for NASA and industry. Matt is skilled in porting existing capability to new platforms quickly and making sure it works reliably. This experience has allowed him to create a version of space flight software for drones. Matt understands what remotely operated, beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS) software needs offer the vehicle operator. He has a passion to enable the UAS industry to take on the next set of missions. These missions look more like autonomous space missions than piloting exercises.
Nate Uitenbroek has 20 years of experience working with safety-critical embedded software on vehicles that include Boeing 767, the International Space Station, and Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Nate has authored technical specifications for onboard command handling, primary/backup flight software interaction, and data quality indication. He also led the streamlining of Orion’s flight software verification approach that resulted in significant savings without sacrificing critical aspects of the campaign. Nate brings this experience to the drone software industry to solve the hard problems associated with autonomous, BVLoS operations in a cost-constrained environment.
Lead Test Pilot
Luke is a computer science graduate from Indiana University. He interned with Rockwell Collins and NASA, developing software used in the verification effort of commercial aircraft and the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. He brings his passion for drones as well as his FAA Part 107 pilot certification to the team. Luke enjoys drone racing as well as aerial photography and is the team’s lead pilot.
Drone Vehicle Manager
Casey is an electrical engineering graduate with a minor in computer science from the University of North Texas. Prior experience in aviation saw him responsible for planning aircraft avionics and electrical modifications then working to identify the best FAA certification path for aircraft upgrades. He is also a skilled programmer and hardware/software integration expert. Casey has worked in several startup environments and his attention to detail and focus on doing things right makes him a great fit as the vehicle manager for our team.
Karthik comes to us with a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. Karthik has spent his educational career using software to solve real problems. He’s implemented machine learning algorithms to perform engine failure analysis, robotic pathfinding, and data visualization. He also brings a high level of creativity to the team that is evident in the user interfaces he creates. Karthik brings all these skills to bear to solve real problems in the drone universe.
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