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AP9.0 - Automatic control system for UAV (autopilot)

AP9.0 - PN.468339.90.000 Specification (PDF) Autopilot software documentation

 

Application

AP9.0 autopilot system purpose is to control moving objects automatically, semi-automatically or manually.
At the moment we have developed the system configurations for the following unnamed systems:

- airplanes for take-off from the runway and landing on the runway in automatic mode
- helicopters for take-off and landing in automatic mode
- boats
- lighter-than-air aircrafts

AP9.0 is being used for installation on aircrafts which weight starts from 50 kg (otherwise you can use mini version - AP9.0M), it has such benefits:
- extended modular configuration
- system vibroinsulation out-of-the-box
- IP rating - IP67

Almost any payload type can be connected and controlled through the interfaces:
- 1-Wire
- RS-232
- RS-485
- TTL UART
- CAN

AP9.0 system configuration for airplanes example:

Autopilot configuration example for medium sized UAV  

Main functions of the AP9.0 (automatic control system of moving objects):

-automatic control of a moving object
- operating mechanisms control
- engine control
- semi-automatic control with automatic stabilization of a moving object
- manual control via the main 928MHz communication channel
- from ground control station
- from the pilot RC console via RM, 2,4d/Hz channel
- control of a moving object in emergency mode
- payload control
- payload feedback
- rotating platforms control in gyro stabilization mode under AP9.0 control
- telemetrics receipt and transfer between control GCU and a moving object
- ground simulation mode – flight simulator
- operator training in flight simulator with a/c virtual model downloaded
- pre-flight a/c and flight assignment testing
- onboard power control
- power stabilization
- conversion
- distribution, including emergency power supply mode
- onboard power monitoring

Specifications

Interfaces and characteristics:

  • 15x servo drives (PWM outputs)
  • 2x RPM sensor inputs (hall effect sensor)
  • 1-Wire interface
  • TTL UART interface
  • RS-485 interface
  • Controller area network - CAN
  • RS-232 interface
  • Active-ground switched power output (3.7a, @ 20V, 68mOhm)
  • 3x digital inputs (timing, level)
  • 5x general purpose inputs-outputs (remappable on MCU)

Technical specifications:

Operating temperature IP rating Housing material Connector
-40°C to +60°C IP67 aluminum alloy D16T SNC29, 8D7-09F35PN
Power supply Protection
5-27 V Gated logic on all digital IO pins ESD protection Power supply reverse-polarity protection

 

System Application Cases

Helicopter Aircraft Motorboat
helicopter with autopilot aircraft with autopilot motorboat with autopilot

 

AP9.0 System package configuration:

# Description Designation Part number Weight, g
 1 Equipment for a carrier with MTOW more than 50 kg
 1.1 Onboard telemetry unit  OTU  PN.431329.90.310  90
 1.2. Interfaces controller  IFC  PN.431329.90.332  80
 1.3 Onboard antenna  OA  PN.431329.80.315  300
 1.4 GPS receiver  GPS  PN.431329.90.346  50
 1.5 Central Processing Unit
 CPU  PN.431329.90.330  110
 1.5
 opt.
Antivibration mounting for CPU (for UAVs MTOW more than 200 kg)
   PN.431329.90.330-10.00  4600
 1.6 Pitot Tube  PT  PN.431329.80.341  50
 1.7 Data Processing Unit of Pitot Tube  DPU-PT  PN.431329.90.320  180
 All housings are hermetic.
 2 Ground control unit   
 2.1 GCU  ground telemetry unit  GCU-GTU  PN.431329.90.211  110
 2.2 GCU  antenna  GCU-A  PN.431329.80.215  400
 2.3 Extended portable ground control station *  EPGCS  PN.468323.01  28000

*Attention: Exploitation of Uavos EPGCS is optional. Required software (GCU) can be installed on any computer under Linux OS control