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Insitu’s customers require high-quality products to ensure their mission success. Insitu is committed to delivering products that are innovative and are known to work the first time and every time. We strive to provide an outstanding experience when working with Insitu. To meet this goal, we are committed to systematic continuous improvement and the use of metrics to measure our performance.
Insitu received its first Certificate of Registration to AS9100 in September 2007. Our current AS9100 Aerospace Certificate of Conformance was issued from UL DQS Inc. on September 10, 2013. The scope of our registration is for design, development, production and delivery of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), field support, repairs and operator training.
Our quality management system is compliant with AS9100 REV C and ISO 9001:2008 requirements. Our certificate is registered in the OASIS database, registration number 10012343 and certificate issue date September 10, 2013.
The DHS SAFETY Act Certification and Designation means that we are a certified and designated Anti-Terrorism Technology. This assures the government and our customers less potential liability in the event of a catastrophic event (an act of terrorism). It also, in theory, gives the government a quicker way to deploy or procure since we have this certification/designation.
Thirty-two patents have been issued, and there are 39 applications and 21 provisional applications.
- Class 1 (major): SkyHook® Recovery; Stabilized Imagery; Heavy Fuel Engine; IMUSE Operator Interface
- Class 2 (minor): Autonomy; Airframe; Long-Endurance Gas Engine; Modularity; Onboard Vision System; Low Magnetic Noise; Mode C Transponder
Sample list of issued patents:
- SkyHook Recovery System: Patents held in U.S., Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, U.K., France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Portugal. Patented in 2001.
- Light-Weight Antenna Structures: Patented in 2005.
- Pneumatic Launcher: Patented in 2006.
- Gyro-Stabilized Turret & Tracking: Patented in 2006.
- Storage Container/Work Platform: Patented in 2006.
- Satellite-Based Relative Positions: Patented in 2006.
- Structural Strengthening Methods: Patented in 2006.
- Catapult Cradle: Most recently patented in 2007.
- Airborne Engine Auto-Start: Patented in 2007.
- Servo/Actuator Mounting: Patented in 2007.
- Diversity And Error Control Codes: Patented in 2007.