- 4x redundant
- Dissimilar microprocessor arbiter
- Advanced voting logic
- DO254, DO178 & DO160 compliance
Redundant Veronte Autopilot is a triple redundant version of the Veronte Autopilot. It includes three complete Veronte Autopilot modules together with a dissimilar arbiter for detecting system failures and selecting the module in charge of the control.
Complete Veronte Autopilot Features
The redundant version of Veronte Autopilot includes three Veronte Autopilot modules. These modules includes all sensors and features available in the standard Veronte Autopilot.
Veronte Autopilot embeds all sensors and microprocessors so all the electronics are enclosed. It provides a compact solution capable of controlling any unmanned vehicle:Fixed WingMultirotor
+InfoGround Vehicle (UGV)Target
+InfoSurface Vehicle (USV)Optionally Piloted(OPV)
Among the advanced features in Veronte Autopilot highlights: fully autonomous flight control, custom automatic actions triggered on event detection, custom control channels, configurable flight phases, compatible with automatic and manual control, RTK-Like positioning, adaptive control, sense and avoid algorithms…Check Veronte Autopilot features for advanced information in control system capabilities
4x Full Redundancy
Veronte Autopilot electronics in the 4x redundant version are the same used in the simple Veronte Autopilot module, including three complete Veronte Autopilots. It provides full redundancy as each module includes all sensors and processing capabilities.
Additional I/O port is available for the connection of an external control system in case it is required. It provides the system with full dissimilarity for high demanding environments as required by civil aviation authorities.
All four modules are managed by a dissimilar microprocessor. This supervisor includes advanced voting algorithms for managing the module in charge of vehicle control. This microprocessor compares data from all modules in the real time and processes it for discarding any autopilot module showing an undesired performance.
Datalink communications are also redundant in Veronte autopilot, being possible to install 3 equal radios or to combine from compatible radio modules. It permits, for example, to have two radios working in the 900MHz frequency and one in the 2.4GHz so in case there is any issue in the 900MHz band the module connected to the 2.4GHz band will take control.
DO178 / ED12, DO254 & DO160 Compliance
Advanced safety and reliability is available in redundant Veronte Autopilot to safely carry out sensitive flight missions and transport valuable payloads. By installing a triple redundant core it is possible to extend the MTBF in the system. This control module is also suitable for both, fail-safe and fail-operational missions. Extending the operability of the system.
The autopilot is compliant with the most demanding aeronautical regulations for onboard electronics. Veronte Autopilot shows compliance with DO254 & DO178 regulations up to DAL B:
- DO178: Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification
- DO254: Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware
At the same time, it is compatible with DO160 standard for Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
- Unlimited waypoints & paths
- Curve based navigation
- Cloud connectivity
- Follow me
- Relative missions
- Auto, manual, arcade
- Automations module
- One-click missions
- Adaptive control
- Inflight PID tuning
- GNSS-based attitude
- Custom calculations
- Altimeter fusion
- External sensors
- RTK & RTCM
- Custom flight phases
- Gimbal auto-tracking
- Sense & avoid
- Transponder support
- Situational awareness
- IP67 & EMI protection
- DO178, DO 254 & DO160
- Support for certification
- Onboard black box
- Control station log
- On demand telemetry
- Event activated log
- Data encryption
- Dissimilar FTS
- Dual DSP
- Custom user interface
Mechanical Enclosure Anodized Aluminium Weight (including radio module) 750g Size (LxWxH) 117 x 70 x 82 mm Protection Rating IP67 Mounting M4 screws Temperature range (no convection) -40 to 65 ºC Pressure port diameter 2.4 mm RF connectors ( radio / GPS / 4G) SSMA 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 (-3450 to 44640 ft under standard ISA Dynamic Pressure 4kPa (156kt 290km/h sea level) /
10kPa (247kt 459km/h sea level) /
50kPa (555kt 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
Optional external magnetometer fusion
Voltage Input voltage sensor Temperature Internal temperature sensor I / O (On base hardware - Expansion boards available) Vin 4 x (6.5 - 36V) DC Power 17 / 29 / 47W (without data link / 3G data / 2G data) PWM/GPIO Up to 16 RS232 1 RS485 1 DIGIN Uo to 6 VOut 5 & 3.3V FTS Deadman output CAN Bus 2 ADC 5 EQUEP 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
- Redundant 4x Veronte Autopilot Hardware User Manual [611 KB.]
- Veronte Autopilot 4x Redundant 3D model (STL/STP) [893 KB.] (Right click the link and choose 'Save As...' to download this file)