- Veronte to PC connection
- Any PC or Tablet
- Embedded datalink & sensors
- Telemetry & telecommand
- Joystick, tracker, servo, tunnels…
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...
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 HCS: Dual screen control station for demanding applications +info
Note: when selecting your configuration make sure that the radio on the control station is the same installed in the onboard unit.
Mechanical Enclosure Anodized Aluminium Weight (including radio module) 120g / 60g (no enclosure) Size 65 x 38 x 65 mm / 53 x 35 x 55 mm (no enclosure) Protection Rating IP67 Mounting M4 screws Temperature range (no convection) -40 to 65 ºC Pressure port diameter 2.4 mm 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 4kPa (156kt 290km/h sea level) /
10kPa (247kt 459km/h sea level) /
50kPa (550kt 1028 km/h sea level)
Accelerometers (3 axes) ±16 G on maintained maneouvre (all axes redundancy) Rate-gyroscopes (3 axes) ±300 deg/s Magnetometers (3 axes) ±6 Gauss (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 2 x (6.5 - 36 V) DC Power 8 - 18 W PWM / GPIO Up to 16 RS232 1 RS485 1 DIGIN Up to 6 VOut 5 & 3.3 V FTS Deadman outputs CAN Bus 2 ADC 5 EQEP 1 I2C 1 UART 1 USB 1 Data Link 900 MHz 902-928MHz / 115kbit/s / 90 Km LOS 2.4 GHz 2400-2483 MHz / 115kbit/s / 30 Km 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 and drop telemetry displays (LCD, text, gauge, LED…) with configurable colors and sizes Map view Selectable form main map sources (google maps, mac, open maps...) or customizable using JPG/PNG images Control Configurable phases and 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 and route creation
Inflight mission edit.
Mapping tools Automatic mapping route generation by selecting the target surface and camera parameters. Payload Camera gimbal, tracking antenna, transponder, camera shooter... Flight modes Fully autonomus flight, assited control and 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 and sound warnings Qualification DO-178B / ED-12, DO-254, and DO-160G evidences for airworthiness certification FTS Dissimilar microprocessors and regulation stages. Configurable output for safety protocol activation on Veronte failure or manual activation Redundancy Dual and triple module redundant configurations Fault Tolerant Fail safe, fail operational for redundant configurations Export No export restrictions, ITAR free