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Autopilot 1X

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.

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Any Vehicle

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User Customizable

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Certification Datapack

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GNSS-Attitude

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Cloud Connectivity

 

Custom Control

User defined programs and control

Advanced Modes

Fly-by-camera, assisted manual, fully autonomous

100% Autonomous

Vehicle control, FTS, payload, lights, cargo release...

Autonomous Control

Autonomous

Main Veronte Autopilot for drones 1x functionality is the autonomous control of drones, eVTOL and unmanned vehicles. The embedded GNC algorithms permit the customization of control logics using a block diagram architecture. PID, Gain Scheduling, Total Energy Control, Maths, Logic, Execution Flow... blocks are combined for the customization of the control loops.

Fully autonomous, assisted manual, full manual and Fly-By-Camera control modes can be defined so the operator can take control at any time during the operation. Together with the vehicle and flight control, Veronte Autopilot 1x includes tools for the automatization and customization of payload, failsafe… to ensure 100% autonomous operations.

 

Any Vehicle

Any Vehicle

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.

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Fixed Wing

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Multirotor

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Helicopter

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Hybrid VTOL

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Blimp

Parafoil

Missile

Tethered

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Ground Vehicle (UGV)

Target (UAT)

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Surface Vehicle (USV)

Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

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Robots

Custom

 

Automations

Configure routines to trigger automatic actions

Programs

Define custom control laws and navigation strategy

VCP Protocol

Interface with onboard mission computer or custom CS

User Customizable

Customizable

Veronte Autopilot for drone 1x can be programmed for any vehicle layout and mission thanks to the Automations, Control Phases and Programs tools. The automations tool makes it possible to automatically trigger actions (phase change, activate payload, move servo, go to, parachute release…) once an event is detected (waypoint arrival, inside polygon, variable range, button…).

For applications in which extended customization is needed Veronte VCP protocol is available. It is the communication protocol used for interfacing all devices within the Veronte Ecosystem, permitting communications between Veronte Autopilot 1x and a Mission Computer onboard or a custom Ground Control Station (GCS) software.

 

Advanced Performance

Performance

Veronte Autopilot for drone offers a wide variety of advanced functionalities for the control of professional UAVs, UGVs, USVs and other vehicles.

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One Click Missions

Through a user-friendly interface, allows operators to program missions (such as mapping, surveillance, delivery…) and execute them doing a single “click”.

Sense & Avoid

Radar, LIDAR or transponder based, permits to perform collaborative and uncollaborative sense and avoid on autonomous missions.

Adaptive control

Gain scheduling and other adaptive control strategies can be configured for vehicles with variable plant during the mission such as: fumigation aircrafts, cargo delivery, tethered drone...

Control modes

Gain scheduling and other adaptive control strategies can be configured for vehicles with variable plant during the mission such as: fumigation aircrafts, cargo delivery, tethered drone...

Gimbal Control

Target pointing, fixed attitude from platform, fixed attitude from ground and follow control modes.

Simultaneous operation

Up to 64 units control & multiple control stations with control or monitoring permissions.

Communications

Satellite and 4G communications for BLOS operations and custom radio modules.

RTK

Positioning: precise positioning up to cm level is possible with the embedded GNSS module, no extra hardware needed.

GNSS-Attitude

Veronte Autopilot embeds dual GNSS for GPS positioning, providing GNSS attitude estimation (no magnetometer needed).

Redundant IMU

Embedded redundant IMU & barometer for increased reliability and performance.

Environmental Protection

Aluminium enclosure available for adding water protection up to IP67 level and EMI / EMC shielding.

Fly-by-camera

Aircraft control in the direction of camera pointing for drone control with a single operator.

Moving Operations

Vehicle control from moving vehicles, including follow me and relative mission functionalities.

Cuve-Navigation

Curve-based navigation permits to perform fully autonomous missions following 3D curves in space.

Sense & Avoid

Avoidance algorithms are included in the Veronte Autopilot for the automatic execution of sense and avoid maneuvers.

 

Avoidance Algorithms

Fixed and dynamic no go areas

Sense Compatibility

ADS-B, radar, LIDAR, Vision based…

Cloud Connectivity

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

Safety

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.

Certification Datapacks

Environmental Stress Screening

MTBF

Environmental tests

 

Datalink

LOS, SATCOM, 4G, Cloud

Custom Peripherals

Device interface without source code changes

CAN Expander

Extended I/O and CAN Bus architectures

System Architecture

Architecture

Limitless system architectures can be defined using the Veronte Autopilot system. The Veronte Autopilot Integration Kit includes all components recommended for a first integration (Autopilot 1x, BCS control station, datalink, HIL simulator & accessories). Besides the internal LOS + 4G module, other configurations are possible: SATCOM, external datalink, cloud connectivity…

Veronte Autopilot for drone 1x includes a wide number of I/O for the connection of devices (transponder, radar, LIDAR, gimbal…). It allows us to define custom communications protocols. With Veronte CEX, the number of I/O can be extended and complex and large CAN Bus networks can be created.

 

All in one box

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.

Embedded Sensors

Dual GNSS, IMU, magnetometer, Barometer...

Datalogger

Onboard, control station and event triggered datalogs

Advanced

Worldwide DEM, RTK, GNSS-Attitude, FTS, LOS, 4G

 
Mechanical
EnclosureAnodized aluminium
Weight (Including Radio Module)190g / 90g (no enclosure)
Size63×39.6×67.9mm / 52.6×34.7x55mm (no enclosure)
Protection RatingIP67
MountingM4 screws
Temperature Range (No Convection)-40 to 65ºC
Pressure Port Diameter2.4mm
RF Connectors (Radio / GPS / 4G)SSMA jack female
Vibration IsolationEmbedded
Compatible Platforms
Platform TypeAircrafts: Fixed wing, VTOL, aerial targets, hybrid systems, multicopters, parafoil, paraglider, surface vehicles…Other: Surface vehicles (USV), ground vehicles (UGV), robot, custom platforms
Control SurfacesAileron, flap, elevator, rudder, gas, v-tail, x-tail, elevon, flaperon, ruddervator, cyclic, collective, throttle, custom servo mixing…
EngineElectric & combustion, multiple engine support
Sensors
Static Pressure15-115kPa
Dynamic Pressure3Pa (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
GPSDual GNSS, 72 channels,
RTK & RTCM – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
VoltageInput voltage sensor
TemperatureInternal temperature sensor
I / O (On base hardware – Expansion boards available)
Vin2x (6.5-36V) DC
Power5W (w/o M2M) / 9W (3G) / 15W (2G)
PWM / GPIOUp to 16
RS2321x
RS4851x
DIGINUp to 6
VOut5 & 3.3V
FTSDeadman outputs
CAN Bus2x
ADC5x
EQEP1x
I2C1x
UART1x
USB1x
Data Link
400MHz410-480MHz / 115kbits/s / 120km Encrypted LOS
900MHz902-928MHz / 115kbit/s / 90km Encrypted LOS
2.4GHz2400-2483MHz / 115kbit/s / 30km Encrypted LOS
OtherExternal radio module via RS232, satcom, 4G
Operation
User Access LevelUnlimited user creation with selectable functionalities
Selectable UnitsSelectable units or custom unit creation
WorkspaceDrag & drop telemetry displays (LCD, text, gauge, LED…) with configurable colors & sizes
Map ViewSelectable form main map sources (google maps, mac, open maps…) or customizable using JPG/PNG images
ControlConfigurable phases & control channels
Cascade PID control or adaptive control.
Advanced ManeuvresVeronte Pursuit: follow another Veronte equipped aircraf
Skimming: perform an aggressive maneuver at a low AGL
Multiple PlatformsSimultaneous platform control from the same control station
Multiple Control StationsMultiple control stations available for controlling or monitoring
RouteIntuitive user interface for waypoint & route creation
Inflight mission edit.
Mapping ToolsAutomatic mapping route generation by selecting the target surface & camera parameters.
PayloadCamera gimbal, tracking antenna, transponder, camera shooter…
Flight ModesFully autonomus flight, assited control & manual control
Safety PitotSafety 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.
Safety
Fail Safe ModesConfigure 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…
WarningsCustomizable visual & sound warnings
QualificationDO-178B / ED-12, and DO-254 evidences for airworthiness certification
FTSDissimilar microprocessors and regulation stages. Configurable output for safety protocol activation on Veronte failure or manual activation
RedundancyDual & triple module redundant configurations
Fault TolerantFail safe, fail operational for redundant configurations
ExportNo export restrictions, ITAR free

*Some functionalities may require an export permit. Please contact our team for further details.

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