Embention continually evolves its product line with an emphasis on safety and precision to improve performance and reliability. As part of this continuous improvement process, Embention recently released Veronte Autopilot hardware version 4.8, which replaces the previous version 4.5, released in 2019. This new version has the following features:
Improved sensor accuracy and reliabilityAs dead reckoning is an essential tool for degraded GNSS scenarios, Veronte Autopilot’s new sensors are significantly more accurate than previous ones. These improved sensors make it possible to improve the estimation of the navigation in standard operation and in navigation refused by the GNSS.
Improved RTK and GNSS heading: Veronte Autopilot’s new GNSS receivers have been improved in various aspects (supported constellations, accuracy, number of simultaneous constellations and frequency). Positioning accuracy improved from 0.025m+1ppm to 0.01m+ppm CEP, it also improves RTK and GNSS heading estimation.
Hardware design and upgraded high temperature production materials: in order to offer the best performance in extreme scenarios and to pass more demanding quality and environmental tests. New materials are used in PCB manufacturing, and these new fibers perform better in hot conditions, extending product life.
Additional fault detection means: the development of failure detection algorithms and redundant hardware. The new PCB design includes additional signals for fault detection that can communicate each of the autopilot cores with the arbiter. Additionally, the internal CAN bus network has been modified to improve robustness.
2.4 GHz short range LOS included in all units: short range communication module included, to facilitate system integration. This module provides an independent link for downloading and configuring telemetry.
4G BLOS module with extended coverage: BLOS communications and UTM capabilities via an eSIM card. The new hardware uses Veronte Cloud to manage aircraft fleets. 4G works with Remote ID or ADS-B to provide collaborative sensing and sensing.
Extended navigation capabilities without GNSS: flexible and custom Kalman filters, high precision IMU sensors and several tools to build GNSS loss security automation.
Internal Remote ID or ADS-B with IN/OUT: Expanded collaborative sense and avoid capabilities, enabling compliance with new FAA requirements for unmanned operations. WIFI and Bluetooth modules have been integrated to enable remote identification communications. This module can be replaced by a 1W ADS-B IN & OUT module if you prefer.
Integrated global DEM, geoid, magnetic and gravity fields: Global terrain elevation and magnetic field are included in the Veronte Autopilot to allow the system to be used at any point in the world without requiring an internet connection.
Housing internal pressure port: A new pressure port has been included to measure the pressure inside the autopilot for operations that require extensive environmental control.
The UAM & UAV industry is changing every day and new technical needs and requirements are requested almost every week. So, to help UAV and UAM manufacturers achieve their goals, Embention has released Veronte Autopilot 4.8, an improved version designed and manufactured in accordance with DO178C, DO254 and DO160.