- Veronte Autopilot electronics for control station enables communications between the PC in the control station and the Veronte Autopilot unit onboard the unmanned vehicle (drone, UAV, USV, UGV…).
Embedded GPS & SensorsHardware in Veronte Autopilot for control station embeds a GPS receiver and multiple sensors, such as the ones in Veronte Autopilot. It enables advanced features when using Veronte Autopilot in demanding applications.
- Differential GPS: By using control station GPS together with the GPS data in the onboard autopilot it is possible to enable precise positioning algorithms.
- Operation from Moving Platforms: Monitor the control station position during the operation and use it for automatic actions performance.
- Follow Me and Relative Missions: Perform missions relatively to the control station.
- Sensor Data: Display and monitor: pressure, position, attitude, control station battery...
Datalink RadioThe datalink radio embedded in the control station electronics enables long range communications between the control station and the autonomous vehicle. This is a two way communications radio, permitting to receive telemetry data from the vehicle and sending commands from the control station (new route, go home, phase change, activate payload, gimbal control…) or the joystick.Embedded radios can be configured for custom system architectures: point to point communications, multiple aircraft control from same control station, multiple control station network…The radio in Veronte Autopilot can also be used as a two way communications tunnel between devices in the control station and others installed onboard the UAV, drone, USV, UGV… It enables RS232, CAN Bus and digital port tunnels for the use of gimbals, transponders…
Servo and Device ControlVeronte Autopilot electronics for control station includes control features for managing any payload or device connected to the control station: tracking antennas, weather stations, lights, alarms… being even possible to connect switches or sticks to be used as system inputs.Control outputs in the control station can be configured in the same way that are used in the onboard autopilot: PIDs, custom buttons, automatic device activation in certain event....
Custom Control StationElectronics for control station can be used with any PC or tablet by connecting the Veronte Autopilot unit trough the Ethernet port. It can even be connected through a router or an Ethernet network.These electronics can be embedded in any custom control station: cabin like, truck based, tablet based… or it can just be used with a regular laptop.Embention produces two fully embedded control stations where Veronte Autopilot for control station can be embedded:
Mechanical Enclosure Anodized aluminium Weight (Including Radio Module) 120g / 60g (no enclosure) Size 65x38x65mm / 53x35x55mm (no enclosure) Protection Rating IP67 Mounting M4 screws Temperature Range (No Convection) -40 to 65ºC Pressure Port Diameter 2.4mm RF Connectors (Radio / GPS / WIFI) SMA jack female Vibration Isolation Embedded Compatible Platforms 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 Sensors Static Pressure 15-115kPa 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) ±16G on maintained maneouvre (all axes redundancy) Rate-gyroscopes (3 Axes) ±300deg/s Magnetometers (3 Axes) ±6Gauss (compensated) Optional external magnetometer fusion GPS Dual GNSS, 10Hz receiver, 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 8-18W PWM / GPIO Up to 16 RS232 1x RS485 1x DIGIN Up to 6 VOut 5 & 3.3V FTS Deadman outputs CAN Bus 2x ADC 5x EQEP 1x I2C 1x UART 1x USB 1x Data Link 900MHz 902-928MHz / 115kbit/s / 90km LOS 2.4GHz 2400-2483MHz / 115kbit/s / 30km LOS Other External radio module via RS232, satcom, 4G, 400 MHz Operation 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. Safety 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, DO-254, & DO-160G evidences for airworthiness certification FTS Dissimilar microprocessors & 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