Maybe we can land on a moving car in our next demo. :)
IR-LOCK is a developing precision landing system for multi-rotors, which is expected to enable high levels of automation in UAS. Imagine autonomously landing on a small charging station, or autonomously performing inspections at very specific points on infrastructure or facilities. In our prototype testing, landing accuracy of 5-30cm has been achieved.
Since the system uses an IR Beacon, it is not hindered by low lighting conditions or even complete darkness. And the beacon modulation is designed to accommodate extremely bright conditions. Overall, the beacon detection has proven to be very reliable, which is obviously important in this application (we don't want to autonomously land on your dog/cat).
A Precision Landing Development Kit will be made available soon. The controls code will be provided so you can easily integrate the system into your UAS (based on ArduCopter 3.2.1). Preliminary details are here:
Please do not hesitate to ask questions. We definitely appreciate the support and feedback from the DIYDRONES community.