Autopilot hardware

All units and components nodes of the APX system connected to the CAN network. The network supports CAN protocols version 2.0A and B. It has been designed to manage a high number of incoming messages efficiently with a minimum CPU load. It also meets the priority requirements for transmit messages.

  • Supports CAN protocol version 2.0 A, B Active
  • Bit rates up to 1 Mbit/s
  • Supports the Time Triggered Communication option Transmission

Additional devices, payloads and standard avionics can be integrated to the system through dedicated interface device.

The application can establish any number of isolated networks for reliability and to provide redundancy layers.

Supported configurations

  • Standard airplane
  • VTOL UAVs (helicopter, or any kind of rotary-wing aircraft, multi-rotors, etc.)
  • Atmospheric Satellite or HAPS (formation)
  • Blimps
  • USVs (boats)
  • UGVs (cars)
  • Programmable logic controller functionality

Autopilot features

  • Very small size and light weight.
  • ESD protection, -40..+80C operation.
  • Leading edge components and technologies.
  • Redundancy capability.
  • Virtual Machine on key nodes for user program extensions onboard.
  • Automatic take-off and automatic landing.
  • Telemetry >10Hz with compressed stream, >100km LOS.
  • AHRS linear accelerations compensation without GPS.
  • Dead-reckoning, flight and navigation without GPS.
  • Onboard wind speed and direction estimation.
  • Ability to run user code for UAV control onboard.
  • Bluetooth communication for maintenance.
  • HIL/SIL simulation with X-plane flight simulator.
  • GoogleEarth integration.
  • Software extensions and customization (SDK).
  • Onboard equipment flexibility and expandability (CAN network).
  • Real-time controls override through telemetry channel (RC remote).
  • Interfaces for external high-precision IMU.
  • Controls big UAVs (options with IP67 enclosures).