Veronte Autopilot 1x
Veronte Autopilot 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 or UGV by the end user, at the time it maintains the high reliability needed in professional drone systems.
This UAV autopilot is developed in accordance with aviation standards DO178C / ED-12, DO254 and DO160, being the only one to have proven compliance with these standards in a certification process and providing the evidence of reliability required for UAV certification. It embeds a state-of-the-art suite of sensors and processors together with LOS and BLOS M2M datalink radio and remote ID or ADS-B, 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...
Main Veronte Autopilot 1x functionality is the autonomous control of drones, eVTOL and unmanned vehicles. The embedded GNC algorithms permit the customization of control logics using model based design. 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.
Veronte Autopilot is installed in more than 500 different vehicles with a wide variety of end-use applications. 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 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.
Veronte Autopilot 1x offers a wide variety of advanced functionalities for the control of professional UAVs, UGVs, USVs and other vehicles.
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The system allows to create mission referenced to objects of interest that can be static or in movement. It enables vehicle control from moving vehicles, including follow me and relative mission functionalities.
The direction of the flight can be automatically controlled by pointing the Gimbal camera to the desired flight direction. This function can be activated at any time during the flight reducing operator fatigue.
The technology of the Autopilot has been condensed in a very small enclosure made of aluminum adding water protection up to IP67 and EMI/EMC shielding against electromagnetic interferences.
An advanced suite of redundant sensors is included inside the Autopilot. It consists of 3 IMUs, 3 magnetometers, 3 static pressure sensors, 2 GNSS receivers, and 1 dynamic pressure sensor
A network of multiple vehicles and control stations can be configured so a large number of units can be operated and monitored simultaneously.
Through an easy-to-use interface, it allows operators to program missions (such as mapping, surveillance, delivery...) and execute them with a single "click".
The embedded high-performance IMU is combined with wind estimation and external sensors (vision, radar...) for operation in GNSS-denied environments.
Onboard Globe Data
The autopilot has in its internal memory information about DEM, geoid, magnetic and gravity fields all over the world so an Internet connection is not needed.
ADS-B or Remote ID
Unique Autopilot with embedded IN & OUT ADS-B or Remote ID for positioning broadcast, identification of nearby vehicles, and sense and avoid functions.
Accurately provides UAV attitude in all kinds of environments, enabling excellent navigation and enhancing the inertial navigation function for control even without GPS.
The programs module enables a high level of customization permitting to create custom programs navigation logic and control algorithms from a user-friendly interface.
Sense & Avoid
Radar, LIDAR or transponder based, the DAA function permits to perform collaborative and uncollaborative sense and avoid on autonomous missions.
Gain scheduling and other adaptive control strategies can be configured for vehicles with variable plant during the mission such as: fumigation aircraft, cargo delivery, tethered drone...
It permits to create custom control modes for: autonomous control flights, assisted manual operations and fully autonomous modes that can be triggered at any point during the mission.
Gimbal cameras can be connected via a serial port tunnel or advanced gimbal control functions can be performed, like geopointing, fixed attitude or fly-by camera.
Autopilot embeds a 4G module for LTE communications and a short-range LOS radio. External datalinks can be connected for satellite, extended LOS, BLOS or redundancy.
The internal GNSS receivers permit the activation of RTK positioning for enabling accurate position estimation without requiring the installation of external GNSS modules.
Veronte Autopilot embeds two GNSS receivers that can be configured for GNSS attitude estimation.GNSS antennas have a minimum baseline of 1.2m. This reduces the dependence on the magnetometer.
Besides allowing the creation of waypoints and straight lines curve-based navigation uses potential energy fields to perform fully autonomous missions following 3D curves in space.
The PDI builder tool permits configuring in the Autopilot the communication protocols to be used for interfacing external peripherals, providing extended compatibility with all kinds of devices.
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 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 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. We have the DAL-B compliance level and we are working to move to the highest level: DAL-A.
Environmental Stress Screening
GNSS Denied Navigation
GNSS Denied Navigation
Veronte Autopilot includes GNSS-Denied navigation algorithms that merge wind estimation and inertial navigation to determine the position of the system. It can also be combined with external peripherals such as FOG-IMUs, Vision-based navigation for enhanced performance. The high-grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) inside Veronte Autopilot is one of the highest-level MEMS IMUs from Analog Devices. It includes a triaxial gyroscope and a triaxial accelerometer with signal conditioning that optimizes dynamic performance. Combiend with the extended Kalman filter in the Veronte Autopilot provides outstanding accuracy in position and attitude estimation.
LOS, SATCOM, 4G, Cloud
Device interface without source code changes
Extended I/O and CAN Bus architectures
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 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
Veronte Autopilot 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
|Enclosure||Anodized 6061-T6 aluminium|
|Weight (Including Radio Module)||198g (without ADBS and Remote ID, +3 gr approx. if one of them is installed)|
|Temperature Range (No Convection)||-40 to 65ºC|
|Pressure Port Diameter||Integrated SMC M5 Series system, nut secured. Usable with ø2.5x4mm nylon, soft nylon or polyurethane tubing|
|RF Connectors (Radio / GPS / 4G)||SSMA standard polarity jack (socket) female MIL-STD-348B|
|Platform Type||Aircraft: Airplanes, VTOLs, aerial targets, hybrid systems, multicopters, paramotors, paragliders, helicopters, gyroplanes… | Others: Surface vehicles (USV), ground vehicles (UGV), robots, customized platforms.|
|Control Surfaces||Aileron, flap, elevator, rudder, gas, v-tail, x-tail, elevon, flaperon, ruddervator, cyclic, collective, throttle, differential thrust | Custom blending | Up to 32 actuators|
|Engine||Electric, combustion turbine, hybrid | Multi-motor support|
|Static Pressure||1x 1-120kPa (external pressure) | 1x 30-110kPa (internal pressure)|
|Dynamic Pressure||1x 3Pa (5kt – 8km/h sea level) up to 6900Pa (206kt – 382km/h sea level)|
> 450kt 830km/h with external sensor (optional)
|Accelerometers (3 Axes)||1x up to ±8g | 1x up to ±16g | 1x up to ±24g | sustained maneuver (peaks up to ±32g)|
|Gyroscopes (3 Axes)||3x ±125deg/s to ±2000deg/s (compensated)|
|Magnetometers (3 Axes)||1x up to 16G | 1x up to 8G | 1x up to 11G | 1x up to 11G|
|GNSS||2x GNSS | 72 channels | GPS / QZSS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS | 4 concurrent GNSS | Moving base|
|GNSS Positioning||RTK, PPP-RTK y RTCM | 0.01 m + 1 ppm CEP|
|GNSS Heading||Antenna spacing >1.5m|
|Voltage||Input voltage sensor|
|Temperature||Internal temperature sensor|
|External Sensors||RPM, GNSS, altimeter, temperature, magnetometer, IMU…|
|I / O (On base hardware – Expansion boards available)|
|Vin||2x 6.5-36V DC | 1x 6.5-36V DC (FTS)|
|Power||5 / 9 / 15W (depending on extras)|
|PWM / GPIO||Up to 16|
|VOut||5 & 3.3V|
|Expansion boards||Veronte CEX | Veronte MEX|
|LOS Module||2.4GHz | +19 dBm Tx | -103 dBm Sensitivity | TM/TC|
|M2M 4G||HSPA+ | eSIM | Global Coverage | TM/TC|
|Other||External radio module, satellite communications, 4G | Redundancy|
|Detect And Avoid (DAA)|
|Internal Remote ID||2.4GHz | WIFI + BLE | IN & OUT | Optional|
|Internal ADS-B||1090MHz | 1W | Optional|
|External Modules||ADS-B | IFF | Remote ID | Vision | Radar|
|User Access Level||Dedicated tools for each user | Password Encryption|
|Link||Interconnect multiple control stations and autopilot units|
|PDI Builder||Parametrize the autopilot for a specific vehicle|
|PDI Calibration||Setup calibration parameters in the autopilot|
|HIL Simulator||Perform HIL simulations with the real autopilot hardware|
|PDI Tuning||Tune autopilot control laws during the real flight|
|Updater||Manage system updates|
|FDR||Manage autopilot files|
|OPS||Operate and monitor the vehicle during the mission|
|VSA||Virtual situational awareness interface|
|Configurable||Highly flexible | User-customizable|
|Model-Based Design||Simulink-like configuration interface | Navigation | Control | Customized programs|
|CNG blocks||Guided (Taxi, Cruise, Ascent, Landing,…) | Navigation (Height, Position, Speed…) | Control (PID, Quaternion, Fuzzy, ECU, Total Energy, adaptive control…)|
|Other Blocks||Mathematics (IIR filter, FFT, Trigonometric functions…) |Boolean operations, Conditionals, Gimbal, Clock…|
|Control Phases||Configurable | Combination of guides | Automatic transition | 100% autonomous mission|
|Control Modes||Automatic, Arcade, Manual, Camera control | Combinations |Change at any time during the operation|
|Memory Management||Frequency of execution | Execution events|
|Automatic Routines||Activation of actions in response to certain events|
|Communications Protocols||User-defined | Compatibility with external equipment | User variables|
|Compatible devices||Servos, cameras, gimbal, retractable systems, spraying, cargo release…|
|Onboard Information||Altitudes| Magnetic field | Full balloon on board|
|Joystick connection||PPM or CAN Bus | On Board | Control Station | Redundancy|
|User Interface||Customizable displays (LCD, text, graphics, LED…) | Configurable colors and sizes | CSS Editor|
|Map View||Online sources (google maps, mac, open maps…) | Download for local use | Custom maps|
|Standard maneuvers||Customized control phases : take-off, landing, cruise, cab on the ground, climb, hover, hold…|
|Advanced Maneuvers||Transitions: Combination of VTOL and horizontal smoothed flight.|
Rendezvous: follow another Veronte-equipped aircraft
Skimming: performing an aggressive maneuver at low AGL
Autorotation: Unpowered landing for helicopters
|Multiple Platforms||Simultaneous platform control from the same control station|
|Multiple Control Stations||Multiple control stations available for control or supervision|
|Route||Reference points, straight lines and curves | Surface mapping | In-flight editing.|
|Failure modes||Custom failsafe configuration|
|Safety||Actions: return home, parachute deployment, glide…|
Events: flight time, distance, loss of data link, loss of GPS, waypoint range, sensor value…
|Warnings||Customizable visual & sound warnings|
|Qualification||DO-178B / ED-12 and DO-254 | DAL B (DAL A in progress) | DO160 and MIL-STD-810 | ISO 9001 (EN9100 in progress)|
|FTS||Microprocessor and independent power supply: Configurable activation parameters: Automatic or manual activation|
|ESS||Environmental stress screening on all units | Temperature and vibration cycling|
|Documentation||ATR (Acceptance Test Report) | CoC (Certificate of Conformity) | DDP (Declaration of Design and Performance|
|Documentation Certification||PSAC, SDP, CMP, HVVP, HCMP, TTR, SVC, PHAC, SQAR, SCI, SAS…|
|Redundancy||Redundant configurations with Veronte Autopilot 4x|
|Export||ITAR free: Some functions may require export authorization.|
*Some functionalities may require an export permit. Please contact our team for further details.
Veronte Autopilot 1x
Veronte Autopilot 1x - w/o DAA V4.8
Veronte Autopilot 1x- Remote ID V4.8
Veronte Autopilot 1x - ADS-B V4.8
Veronte Autopilot 1x - Target/Loitering V4.8