Our range of autopilots are designed with reliability, ease of use and flexibility in mind.
What functionality does our autopilot provide?
Our autopilots provide selectable levels of user control from full-autonomy to manual override. In full autonomous mode the autopilot provides auto-launch, waypoint navigation, task/payload management and auto-recovery solutions. In assisted mode the autopilot provides stabilised flight control in pitch, roll and yaw. Manual override provides the operator with the ability to take complete control at any time during the flight.
The in-built telemetry solution provides two levels of data to the ground: essential flight critical and mission management information with the option of full aircraft state and instrumentation outputs. The powerful software suite includes both routine operational mission management and an integrated data acquisition system. Data can be logged to file for inspection after the flight.
In-built flexibility gives you the ability to retask the aircraft mid-flight, loiter at the current position, or change current commanded values. Alternatively, using the data acquisition and instrumentation software provides a powerful tool to create user-definable manoeuvres and scenarios during the mission.
Standard mission planning functionality is available and includes common tasks such as survey, monitoring and data acquisition. Simple to use software enables operators to automatically generate survey grids, select payload and cameras settings, place navigation waypoints, home position and emergency reference point. Safety settings, including maximum distance limits, battery condition and data-link quality provide additional mission management functions.
Our autopilots have a common payload interface connection, allowing a variety of extension modules to be plugged in. Modules include voltage monitors, data logging, serial port and engine RPM sensors. All payload data can be sent back to the ground station in real-time for in-flight monitoring.
Uniquely, the SC range of autonomous systems enables operators and developers to create complete custom mission scripts beyond the standard flight profiles available within normal flight planning software. A library of common scripts is available for advanced users to assist design of their own complex command set.
Main Feature Points
|Autopilots – Key Common Features|
|License||Commercial, Academic, Research and Development Use|
|Maximum Flight Distance from Takeoff||Unlimited|
|Power Requirement||1W average, 4-15V DC|
|Temperature Range||-20 -> +60 C|