The Piccolo™ Elite Classic (next generation Piccolo ll) autopilot provides a complete integrated avionics solution that includes the flight control processor, inertial sensors, ported air data sensors, GPS receiver and datalink radio. With over a decade in the field the Piccolo II Autopilot has become the UAS industry standard flight management system.
Piccolo Elite replaces outmoded and obsolete processors such as the MPC 5x5 series, improves sensor quality and reliability, and drastically increases onboard storage. The next generation Piccolo Elite advances the family of systems by addressing the autonomy needs of the future. Tested and proven, Piccolo Elevate is a combined flight controller that manages vertical takeoff, transition to forward flight, transition to hover and landing for air vehicles outfitted with vertical lift systems. Elevate autopilot firmware supports all of the fixed-wing configurations currently operated by Piccolo and can support multirotor lift systems using 4, 6 or 8 thrusters in standard multi-rotor configurations. Elevate was designed and optimized for the new Piccolo Elite family of systems but also available for current Piccolo SL and Nano products.
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5.59 x 1.81 x 2.46 inches (142.00 x 46.00 x 62.60 mm) Unflanged
7.7 oz (200 g) with 900 MHz radio
EMI shielded carbon, flanged, unflanged
40˚C to 80˚C (calibrated range, no case)
VIN: 8 - 20 volts
Power: 4 W (typical including 900 MHz radio)
Simulation / General interface
16 configurable GPIO lines. 4 GPIO lines can be configured as analog inputs, 0-5V input, 10 bit conversion
900 MHz unlicensed ISM. 900 MHz Australian band. 2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM. 310-390 MHz discrete. 1350-1390 MHz discrete. 1670-1700 MHz discrete.
4 Hz uBlox module GPS receiver, 5 volt
Ported static. 15-115 KPa-ported pitot. 4 Kpa differential. 155 kts max indicated airspeed
1000 waypoints saved in autopilot
3 axis gyroscopes, 300°/sec. 3 axis acceleration, ±8g
Transponders, secondary comms radios, Iridium SatComm, TASE gimbals, servo PTZ gimbals, magnetometers, laser altimeters, payload passthrough, RTK GPS.
900 MHz unlicensed ISM
900 MHz Australian band
2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM
310-390 MHz discrete
1350-1390 MHz discrete
Adds new support for pan-tilt servos, improved GPS/INS performance, and more flexibility in configuring payload ports.
Provides accurate altitude information allowing the vehicle to perform a soft flared landing (Laser altimeter hardware sold separately).
Extends the autoland performance by using 2 cm accuracy DGPS. Supports autonomous taxi, rolling take-off, stationary and moving net recovery. Uses NovAtel DGPS equipment
Adds support of moving net recovery needed for shipboard and other moving capture applications. Uses NovAtel DGPS equipment and associated antennas.
Includes take-off and landing, precision hover, and automated path following along with autopilot assisted manual steering modes.
The Piccolo™ Autopilots are controlled for Export Administration Regulations (EAR)15 CFR Parts 730-774.
The EAR regulates the export and re-export of dual-use items.
Piccolo Autopilots products are available for sale outside the United States subject to an approved export authorization.
EAR violations can result in fines, penalties, debarment, and criminal sanctions. Please refer to the following websites for more information U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security Export Administration Regulations
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