Veronte Autopilot 1x allows for a wide variety of communication and control solutions to adapt to each mission and platform specifications. This section summarizes a list of recommended options to operate an Autopilot 1x in different situations.
Most of the following diagrams can be used independently or combinated, to create redundant systems or backup solutions.
The following image shows the standard Veronte System Layout for operation.
In the standard layout, an Operator (Internal Pilot) controls the UAV from the Ground Station using Veronte Ops.
Additionally, a Safety Pilot (External Pilot) is connected to the Ground Station using a radio controller. The stick commands are read by the Ground Unit and re-routed to the Air Unit. The Safety Pilot is able to take control of the flight at any point using an automation.
While this is the most common setup, there is a wide variety of options, including:
Onboard RC receivers
Point to Multipoint configurations
Communication solutions between air and ground devices.
Line of Sight¶
Beyond Line of Sight¶
Internal 4G + Veronte Cloud¶
External Internet access + Veronte Cloud¶
For alternative internet access
External Satellite communication¶
For maximum reliability
For remote solutions with LOS backup operator
Comunication solutions between the different GS devices
For modular ground stations.
For operation with laptops or tablets.
Manual Control Layouts¶
Veronte allows for a wide variety of pilot interface solutions in order to interact with manual flight modes, assisted flight modes (arcade) or payloads.
PPM to Ground Unit¶
Standard setup. Allows the usage of a single radio channel both for stick, control commands and telemetry, minimizing any potential interferences.
PPM to Air Unit¶
Allows for a backup manual channel when there is a main channel loss and an emergency manual landing is needed. Recommended for initial developement stages where automatic landing phases are not defined yet.
USB to Software¶
Allows the use of any device that is detected as a remote controller by the operative system
The Veronte Stick Expander allows for the integration of commercial flight station devices and remote controllers. In addition, Stick Expander enables the use of USB sticks within the Veronte ecosystem.
The Virtual stick feature allows to integrate as a stick controller any device that can interface with BCS or Air unit (RS232, RS485, ADC, CAN…) and can provide control reference values.
While the configuration is slightly more complex, this feauture allows using a wide variety of devices as flight control interfaces.
Point to Multipoint Layouts¶
Due to Veronte’s modular configuration, it is possible to integrate several air and ground units within the same network.
Point to Point¶
Standard multiplatorm setup.
Point to Multipoint with Single Ground Station¶
Managing several platforms with a single radiolink.
Multipoint to Point with Multiple Ground Stations¶
For long range operations with several LOS stations.