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Integrated UAS Autopilot & Mission Computer with Onboard Computer Vision

The AI-powered Skynode S is NDAA-compliant and supports up to two cameras By Mike Ball / 02 Jul 2024
Integrated UAS Autopilot & Mission Computer with Onboard Computer Vision
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Auterion has launched Skynode S, a fully integrated autopilot and mission computer that enables UAS (unmanned aerial systems) to take advantage of the Auterion software stack. Skynode S is highly suited to a wide variety of commercial applications, especially use cases that require computer vision capabilities for precise execution.

The fully integrated autopilot for drones and robotics combines a flight controller and mission computer to unlock the full functionality of Auterion’s software platform. The more capable hardware features the FMUv6x flight management unit from the current Skynode X family and a powerful mission computer with a dedicated neural processing Unit for AI and computer vision applications.

Skynode S is a compact, low-cost, chip-down design that is thinner and lighter than previous Skynode models. It can power all types of vehicles with up to eight motors/servos, including larger fixed-wing platforms, and is specifically designed to enable the deployment of unmanned systems running AI and computer vision applications at quantity.

The new capability has seen hundreds of test flights and demonstrated mission success in a number of operational environments. Skynode S will also be available for government and military applications.

Key specifications and features of Skynode S include:

  • NDAA Compliant
  • Standard 30.5mm x 30.5mm 4-hole mounting
  • Direct 8S LiPo/LiIon input without a power module
  • Single connection to most Quad ESCs (signals and power) and up to 8 motors/servos in total
  • Works out-of-the-box with many USB cameras
  • Supports two MIPI cameras

Lorenz Meier, CEO of Auterion, commented: “Skynode S is low-cost, extremely compact, and will be produced in the tens of thousands, introducing unprecedented scale to the western drone industry for the first time.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion 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. Connect & Contact