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Automatic Control System (autopilot)

Automatic Control System (autopilot)



A-Level Aerosystems is a developer of compact autopilots for different unmanned aerial vehicles. Weighing only 22.8 grams (including all sensors) this autopilot developed by A-Level Aerosystems qualified experts is one of the lightest in the world. Using the autopilot of such small weight one can have UAV weighing less than 1.5 kg.
The automatic control system is a complex of software, sensor package and electronics that provides for the vehicles stabilization on the flight path, the flight altitude stabilization, the aerial vehicles maneuvers and the UAVs setting in forward flight.

The autopilot primarily developed for civil and military UAVs control and navigation from their takeoff till landing serves for determining coordinates, angles of orientation and trajectory parameters of moving objects. The autopilot has integrated data concentrator (black box) with 10 hours recording time. It is a very useful feature for further flight data analysis in laboratory conditions. The autopilot enables reprogramming the mission in flight, for example, changing preprogrammed altitude, speed, and waypoints. The landing point can be changed by the pilot during the flight. It can also differ from the takeoff point. In case of data communication break, the vehicle returns to the primarily indicated point. The autopilots routines include S-turn, figure-eight, circle, etc. Enhanced control of different payloads is the autopilots performance capability that should be outlined separately. The autopilot can be used as a gyrostabilized platform sensor. It supports different radiomodem types to transfer data and control commands through the radio channel.

Special attention shall be paid to the autopilot user interface. The UAVs control software has user friendly interface and enables to control the autopilot parameters using both a keyboard and a joystick. A touch screen is another option that provides convenient use of A-Level Aerosystems autopilot interface.

Flight tests of the autopilot installed in A-Level Aerosystems UAVs held at the moment shows its high quality.

Distinctive features of the A-Level Aerosystems autopilot are:
* worlds most compact autopilot: its sizes are 105 x 25 x 18 mm
* compatibility with any global positioning systems
* full sensors temperature compensation
* autopilot has 4 integrated optoisolated pulse width modulation outputs (12 milliseconds ) and ability to connect up to 32 additional channels
* autopilot has easy user interface
* autopilot can be used at different UA platforms
* free software update
* full technical support
* operating temperature -40 +85
* reasonable price

Technical data:
GPS data update rate up to 4 Hz
Interfaces RS-232, RS-485, CAN, I2C, SPI
Data update rate up to 200 Hz

Environment
Operating temperature -40+ 85

Electric Parameters
Supply voltage 7.5 36 V
Power consumption 0.5 W

Physical Characteristics
Weight 22.8 g
Size 105 x 25 x 18 mm

Operating Range
Bank 180
Pitch 90
Heading 360
Acceleration 2g
Angular speed 300/sec

Accuracy Characteristics:
Coordinates 5 m
Altitude 2 m
Ground speed 0.2 mps
Vertical speed 0.2 mps
Angles of orientation:
Straight flight 0.20.3
Maneuvering 2
Heading 0.2

Altitude up to 10000 meters

Speed 500 kmph



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A-Level Aerosystems Phone / fax: +7(495)6655120, + 7(3412)430505, Email: , Post address: 426011, P.O. Box 1424, Izhevsk, Russia