Piccolo Autopilots The Standard in UAS Systems
Designed to meet the requirements of the smallest UAVs where the vehicle structure provides the enclosure and the autopilot components need to be distributed within the airframe’s available space.
With its thin form factor and flexible I/O capability (14 configurable GPIO lines) is ideal for small fixed wing and VTOL platforms.
Adds functionality and flexibility for advanced UAS including additional I/O for support (16 configurable GPIO lines) for payload intensive applications.
Onboard inertial, air data, and GPS sensors
Supports beyond line-of-sight operations using Iridium
Supports operation of a wide variety of UAV’s in both fixed wing or VTOL configurations
Common firmware and software accross Piccolo family
Enclosed autopilots are EMI shielded
Standard Feature set plus PeripheralsAdds new support for pan-tilt servos, improved GPS/INS performance, and more flexibility in configuring payload ports.
Laser Altimeter AutolandProvides accurate altitude information allowing the vehicle to perform a soft flared landing. (Laser altimeter hardware sold separately.)
DGPS AutolandExtends the autoland performance by using 2 cm accuracy DGPS. Supports autonomous taxi, rolling take-off, stationary and moving net recovery. Uses NovAtel DGPS equipment.
DGPS and Moving Net RecoveryAdds support of moving net recovery needed for shipboard and other moving capture applications. Uses NovAtel DGPS equipment and associated antennas.
Helicopter Operations (VTOL)Includes take-off and landing, precision hover, and automated path following along with autopilot assisted manual steering modes. Learn More
Multiple versions of the Piccolo Nano are available that provide different levels of functionality
Piccolo Autopliots are capable of full envelope automated helicopter flight operations, including take-off and landing (VTOL), precision hover, automated path following and autopilot assisted manual steering modes.
Piccolo based solutions for helicopter and other rotary wing unmanned vehicles are available in partnership with Guided Systems Technologies (GST). GST offers advanced flight control technology that has been proven on a wide variety of unmanned rotary wing vehicles, including single main rotor and coaxial helicopters, tilt rotors, ducted fans, tail sitters and hybrid vehicles.
For more information contact Scott Vinson at Guided Systems Technologies +1.770.898.9100 x878