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BCS Autopilot

BCS Autopilot
BCS Autopilot
    • Veronte to PC connection
    • Any PC or Tablet
    • Embedded datalink & sensors
    • Telemetry & telecommand
    • Joystick, tracker, servo, tunnels…
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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 & Sensors

Hardware 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 Radio

The 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 Control

Veronte 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 Station

Electronics 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:
  • Veronte TCS: Portable control station based in a rugged tablet +info
  • Veronte PCS: Mast station control station +info
Note: when selecting your configuration make sure that the radio on the control station is the same installed in the onboard unit.

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
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
I2C 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
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, 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



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