Piccolo Nano UAV Autopilot Introduced for Small UAVs

Published: 19 Mar 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems has announced the introduction of the Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo Nano UAV autopilot, the smallest addition to Piccolo family of flight management systems. Piccolo Nano has been designed to meet the size and cost requirements of small unmanned aerial vehicles, whilst offering all the capabilities and features required by the most sophisticated UAVs.

Fully compatible with the software amd feature capabilities of other products within the Piccolo autopilot family, the Piccolo Nano autopilot provides a small, lightweight, flexible architecture to support the myriad of designs in small hand launched or uniquely configured UAVs. This unenclosed, distributable autopilot system provides maximum installation flexibility to the system integrator and is a perfect fit in small UAVs where the vehicle structure provides the enclosure and the autopilot components need to be distributed within the airframe’s available space.

UAV Autopilot Piccolo SL

Piccolo Nano will have the same upgrade options as Piccolo SL (pictured) and Piccolo II

The Piccolo Nano UAV autopilot is expected to be priced in the $1000 range, addressing the requirement for economy within small UAV systems.

Piccolo Nano is a professional grade, fully supported UAV autopilot and, as with the Piccolo SL and Picccolo II, can be upgraded to provide DGPS precision auto land, moving baseline landing support and VTOL support.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.