Veronte Autopilot for drone 1x is a miniaturized avionics system for the advanced control of autonomous vehicles. This high reliability control system can be easily customized for controlling drones, UAV, USV, eVTOL or UGV by the end user, at the time it maintains the high reliability needed in professional systems.
This unique UAV autopilot is developed in compliance with the aviation standards DO178C / ED-12, DO254 and DO160, providing the reliability evidence needed for UAV certification. It embeds a state-of-the-art suite of sensors and processors together with LOS and BLOS M2M datalink radio, all in a reduced size and weight.
User defined programs and control
Fly-by-camera, assisted manual, fully autonomous
Vehicle control, FTS, payload, lights, cargo release...
Veronte Autopilot for drone is installed in more than 500 vehicles with more than 100.000 flight time hours. The versatile control architecture makes it compatible with all kinds of vehicles, even the most complex vehicles and hybrid aircraft layouts.
Configure routines to trigger automatic actions
Define custom control laws and navigation strategy
Interface with onboard mission computer or custom CS
Veronte Autopilot for drone offers a wide variety of advanced functionalities for the control of professional UAVs, UGVs, USVs and other vehicles.
Fixed and dynamic no go areas
ADS-B, radar, LIDAR, Vision based…
4G connection and online fleet management
Sense & Avoid / UTM
Sense & Avoid
Veronte Autopilot for drone 1x includes avoidance algorithms to automatically avoid fixed and moving obstacles by creating a virtual repealing force field surrounding it. ADS-B in, radar, LIDAR or other detection devices can be used to automatically generate these obstacles or it can be entered manually on the map.
With the embedded M2M module for 4G communications, the drone is connected to Veronte Cloud. It allows the user to monitor and control the UAV fleet from any computer connected to the internet at the time it can interface with databases for getting updates on no go areas, weather conditions…
Safety & Certification
The Veronte Autopilot for drone 1x is developed in compliance with the DO178C / ED-12 and DO254 standards ensuring software and hardware reliability. DO160 / MIL-STD-810 tests are performed to test vibration, temperature and other environmental conditions. All this makes available certification data packs for UAV certification according to STANAG 4671, 4702 or other standards.
Manufacturing process includes ESS (Environmental Stress Screening). It subjects the autopilot electronics to thermal and vibration cycles so latent defects are detected. Furthermore, it includes a dissimilar FTS microprocessor for triggering a Flight Termination System in case of a major autopilot failure. Veronte Autopilot 4x available for redundant architectures.
Environmental Stress Screening
LOS, SATCOM, 4G, Cloud
Device interface without source code changes
Extended I/O and CAN Bus architectures
All in one box
Veronte Autopilot for drone is a miniaturized avionics system. It has been reduced in both size and weight so it can be installed in all kinds of vehicles. Including flying drones and ground and surface vehicles. Worldwide DEM (Digital Elevation Model) model is stored inside the autopilot enabling operations all around the world.
Autopilot electronics embeds all sensors needed for autonomous UAV, USV and UGV control, including GNSS, IMU, Magnetometer, Barometer, Pitot… . It enables advanced features such as RTK-RTCM positioning or GNSS-based attitude estimation. Onboard data logger functions permit the autopilot to work as a black-box. Veronte Pipe software is provided at no cost.
Dual GNSS, IMU, magnetometer, Barometer...
Onboard, control station and event triggered datalogs
Worldwide DEM, RTK, GNSS-Attitude, FTS, LOS, 4G
|Weight (Including Radio Module)||190g / 90g (no enclosure)|
|Size||63×39.6×67.9mm / 52.6×34.7x55mm (no enclosure)|
|Temperature Range (No Convection)||-40 to 65ºC|
|Pressure Port Diameter||2.4mm|
|RF Connectors (Radio / GPS / 4G)||SSMA jack female|
|Platform Type||Aircrafts: Fixed wing, VTOL, aerial targets, hybrid systems, multicopters, parafoil, paraglider, surface vehicles…Other: Surface vehicles (USV), ground vehicles (UGV), robot, custom platforms|
|Control Surfaces||Aileron, flap, elevator, rudder, gas, v-tail, x-tail, elevon, flaperon, ruddervator, cyclic, collective, throttle, custom servo mixing…|
|Engine||Electric & combustion, multiple engine support|
|Dynamic Pressure||3Pa (5kt 8km/h sea level) to 6900Pa (206kt 382km/h sea level)|
Up to 1570kt 2900km/h with optional external sensor
|Accelerometers (3 Axes)||±2g to ±16g (sustained maneouver)|
|Rate-gyroscopes (3 Axes)||±125deg/s to ±2000deg/s|
|Magnetometers (3 Axes)||±4 to ±16 Gauss|
Optional external magnetometer fusion
|GPS||Dual GNSS, 72 channels,|
RTK & RTCM – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
|Voltage||Input voltage sensor|
|Temperature||Internal temperature sensor|
|I / O (On base hardware – Expansion boards available)|
|Vin||2x (6.5-36V) DC|
|Power||5W (w/o M2M) / 9W (3G) / 15W (2G)|
|PWM / GPIO||Up to 16|
|DIGIN||Up to 6|
|VOut||5 & 3.3V|
|400MHz||410-480MHz / 115kbits/s / 120km Encrypted LOS|
|900MHz||902-928MHz / 115kbit/s / 90km Encrypted LOS|
|2.4GHz||2400-2483MHz / 115kbit/s / 30km Encrypted LOS|
|Other||External radio module via RS232, satcom, 4G|
|User Access Level||Unlimited user creation with selectable functionalities|
|Selectable Units||Selectable units or custom unit creation|
|Workspace||Drag & drop telemetry displays (LCD, text, gauge, LED…) with configurable colors & sizes|
|Map View||Selectable form main map sources (google maps, mac, open maps…) or customizable using JPG/PNG images|
|Control||Configurable phases & control channels|
Cascade PID control or adaptive control.
|Advanced Maneuvres||Veronte Pursuit: follow another Veronte equipped aircraf|
Skimming: perform an aggressive maneuver at a low AGL
|Multiple Platforms||Simultaneous platform control from the same control station|
|Multiple Control Stations||Multiple control stations available for controlling or monitoring|
|Route||Intuitive user interface for waypoint & route creation|
Inflight mission edit.
|Mapping Tools||Automatic mapping route generation by selecting the target surface & camera parameters.|
|Payload||Camera gimbal, tracking antenna, transponder, camera shooter…|
|Flight Modes||Fully autonomus flight, assited control & manual control|
|Safety Pitot||Safety pilot can take manual aircraft control at any time during the operation.|
Joystick can be connected by wire to the control station or using an onboard receiver.
|Fail Safe Modes||Configure custom automatic actions to take place on event detection|
Actions: go home, parachute deployment, glide…
Events: flight time, distance, data link lose, GPS lose, waypoint reach, sensor value…
|Warnings||Customizable visual & sound warnings|
|Qualification||DO-178B / ED-12, and DO-254 evidences for airworthiness certification|
|FTS||Dissimilar microprocessors and regulation stages. Configurable output for safety protocol activation on Veronte failure or manual activation|
|Redundancy||Dual & triple module redundant configurations|
|Fault Tolerant||Fail safe, fail operational for redundant configurations|
|Export||No export restrictions, ITAR free|
*Some functionalities may require an export permit. Please contact our team for further details.
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