Result of a technological evolution from XMobots, Arator was projected to be a breakthrough in aerial mapping with drones. Combining lightness and structural robustness, high versatility, accuracy and productivity, Arator has become a powerful mapping platform, bringing high efficiency in the field.
Since the launch of its first generation, in 2016, evolution has always been a word present in the Arator project. After the sales of hundreds of units, it had become a reality the thousands of hours of flight and the mapping of millions of hectares, returned in very important feedbacks that helped XMobots to improve its Engineering and make Arator a true “tractor of the skies”.
1.200 hectares/flight GSD 10cm/ 60% side overlay
3,5 kg – light and powerful
5-km-range Communication range authorized by ANAC
HAL Technology RTK L1/L2 factory embedded
Hand launch Take-off - Easy and versatile
In its 3rd generation, Arator 5C combines more than 250 improvements, becoming a giant in ROBUSTNESS, PRACTICITY and STABILITY. Among so many improvements, we highlight some below:
New technology of semi-flexible fuselage in aramid, carbon and glass fibers, assuring longer life cycle of its fuselage.
(Lithium ion batteries). Guarantee of greater power in take-offs and number of life cycles 5X bigger than the offered by LiPo batteries.
More powerful take-offs, bringing assuring more stable and safer take-offs, elevating robustness against operational errors.
Greater robustness against interferences from antennas and wi-fi networks.
Based in vectorial field, Arator 5C can keep its flight over the gridlines with a high degree of precision, even in adverse meteorological conditions.
Based in energy, assuring better stability during flights under thermal turbulences and wind gusts.
Embedded components and CAER issue allow BVLOS flights above 400ft.
System calculates wind speed and direction in order to reach the right point where parachute can be activated, landing in the exact planned place, even if dragged by the wind.
Automatic connection to IBGE database for corrections and storage of the accurate coordinates on the images.
Customer Success service to reinforce our 100% national technical support and maintenance.
Arator is the only drone in the category authorized by ANAC to fly above 400ft. Under these conditions, it can fly up to 2km from the operator or up to 5km with the help of a trained observer.
Arator also counts on a Project Authorization by ANAC for BVLOS flights: in this certification, the approved communication range is 5km and flights are limited to a 400ft height.
To attend both Project Authorizations by ANAC, Arator counts on structural modifications, like its anti-collision system. This iten is included in Arator with no extra costs, as well as for CAER (Certificado de Aeronavegabilidade Especial para RPA – Certificate of Special Airworthiness for RPA).
Double frequency L1 and L2
Convergency time in seconds
Quad-constellation: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
Planimetric accuracy: <5cm @120m AGL
Altmetric accuracy: <10cm @120m AGL
Since 2019, all Arators that leave XMobots´ production line comes embedded with a GNSS RTK system. Denominated HAL (High Accuracy Low cost), this system operates in double frequency (L1 and L2) and quad-constellation, assuring positional accuracy of few centimeters, completely eliminating the need to collect GCPs.
The HAL system is compatible to many GNSS bases offered in the market, but users can also opt to acquire the XRTK 184B, a GNSS L1 L2 base developed by XMobots.
In its entry version, a RGB XM3 camera goes embedded in Arator 5C, a key device that puts Arator a level ahead in the drone category that usually embeds cameras with an 1-inch sensor.
16mm fix lens
1.200 acres/flight (10cm GSD/ 60% side overlap)
Resolution: 6000 x 4000 pixels (3:2)
Arator may be upgraded with multispectral sensors, developed by XMobots R&D team, such as the XMC (RG and NIR) as well as XM5 (RGB, NIR and RedEdge).
RGB and NIR
Developed specifically to the spectral signature of the sugarcane leaf
Integration with SUGARCANE SOLUTION
XM5 is a 5-band multispectral solution developed by XMobots.This camera captures RGB, NIR and RedEdge images simultaneously, generating a great variety of vegetation indices, such as NDVI and NDRE. Its APS-C sensor generates images with 4.7cm/ pixel GSD at 400ft AGL.
RGB, NIR and RedEdge
Possibilities for multiple applications
HAL and HAG integration
The flight planning is a fundamental stage for the sucess of a drone operation. An agile, safe and intuitive platform that contributes for the user experience to be the best possible, and it means efficiency in the field. XPlanner, the Arator´s flight planning software, is a platform projected to facilitate the pilot´s work, optimizing results with security and practicity.
5-steps intuitive planning
Visualization of 3D-terrain
XMobots is proud to be a robotic company that produces 100% national technology. Among the technologies present in Arator, there´s the XMB Autopilot (AFGNS), an autopilot that runs RTOS QNX with developed software using MDD (Model Driven Development), state-of-art in aeronautical technology, also used by other companies, such as Airbus, Boeing and Embraer.