Value of the UAVOS autopilot is the ability to integrate the system into unmanned platforms weighing from 5 to 1500 kg for various purposes - both air and ground/water based. The uniqueness of UAVOS autopilot is a distributed architecture that allows to carry out UAV formations as well as flights without GPS and communications.

How does UAVOS autopilot work?
UAVOS autopilot has a distributed architecture. Each autopilot component has its own microcontroller, which provides data processing and communication with other elements in the CAN network. The autopilot configuration offers the possibility to function without a central processor, and distribute control tasks across all system components. At the same time, there are no restrictions on the number of modules of the same type, which simplifies implementation of multiple levels of redundancy.

Distributed architecture of the autopilot makes it possible to easily change and expand the configuration of the unmanned system - to introduce additional unmanned platforms for various purposes, add functionality, integrate any payload. All new objects become a part of the unmanned vehicle network and are automatically connected to the central computer. Any changes are reflected on the Ground Control screen.

Distributed architecture of the autopilot provides out-of-the-box functionality for the following key features:
- To control vehicles from several Ground Controls remotely - through commercial communication lines or satellite Internet.
- To relay data in the UAV formation, which ensures reliability and data synchronization.
- To increase the number of vehicles in a formation without changing the basic system configuration.

Autopilot offers a number of key advantages:

  • Extended operational range, all-weather/hermeticity/electromagnetic stability.
  • Secure communication channels are resistant to jamming.
  • UAVOS Ground Control Station interface allows to control any type of unmanned vehicles. It provides fast integration of the additional equipment and the payload.
  • High level of self-diagnosis of all vehicle components.
  • A large number of emergency scenarios for different kinds of UAV systems (UAV, UGV, USV, fixed and rotary wing).
  • More than 200 telemetry parameters are recorded onboard and transmitted in real time.

“With this approach, we are expanding the tactics available to security sector, leveraging advances in autonomous systems to address complex challenges in this area. At this year's DSEI event in London, we will have the pioneering unmanned aircraft which are integrated with the UAVOS autopilot on show,” - says Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS Chairman of the board and Lead developer.

13 August 2019