The Cube Autopilot, GNSS Module, HD Video Transmission System and Accessories for UAVs

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CubePilot Pty Ltd. is an Australian owned company, a joint undertaking by leading drone technology providers HexAero and ProfiCNC. (HexAero PTE. LTD. is Australian owned, based in Singapore; ProfiCNC Pty Ltd. is an Australian owned company).

CubePilot is a pioneering hardware and software ecosystem for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and other unmanned systems. Based around an open-source architecture, CubePilot’s constantly-evolving drone autopilot solutions and accessories enable a wide range of applications for commercial and industrial UAV markets.

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Cube Orange – Open-Source Autopilot

Autopilot control system for drones and unmanned vehicles

CubePilot Orange UAV AutopilotThe Cube Orange is an advanced open-source autopilot for drones and robotic vehicles.

Based around an ARM Cortex M7 CPU and M3 co-processor, the compact and lightweight unit features triple-redundant temperature-stabilized and vibration-resistant IMUs (inertial measurement units). It is ideal for a wide range of unmanned systems, including fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs, UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles), USVs (unmanned surface vessels) and UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicles).

The Cube Orange Open source autopilot

The system includes an ADS-B carrier board with an integrated uAvionix 1090 MHz receiver for enhanced situational awareness.

This ADS-B functionality allows drones to receive information from commercial aircraft in the surrounding airspace, increasing safety and providing effective detect-and-avoid (DAA) capabilities.

Cube open source drone autopilotThe flight control system enables a variety of modes of operation, including waypoint following, loitering and altitude hold. It provides built-in flight logging and real-time flight data transmission, and supports the widely-used Mission Planner and QGroundControl ground control station software.

cube orange open source drone flight controllerThe Cube Orange autopilot can be easily connected to customised carrier boards, allowing it to support specific unmanned vehicle applications, and supports Ardupilot and PX4 open source flight controller firmware.

The unit’s PWM output supports switching between 3.3V and 5V signal levels, allowing versatile compatibility with external peripherals.cube orange Open source flight controller

The Cube autopilot is also available in a range of variants – see below for the specifications.

Cube Orange Cube Blue H7 Cube Purple H7 Cube Yellow
I/O PWM Voltage 3.3V/5V software selectable
Redundancy Triple Triple N/A Triple
Temp. Regulation
Accelerometers 3 3 1 3
Gyroscopes 3 3 1 3
Magnetometers 1 1 N/A 1
Barometers 2 2 1 2

Here3 – RTK-enabled GNSS Module

RTK-GNSS positioning for UAVs and robotics

Here3 drone gps module

The Here3 is an RTK-enabled GNSS module providing high-precision positioning for drones and robotics down to centimetre-level. Based around the u-blox M8P GNSS chipset and an ARM Cortex CPU running a real-time operating system (RTOS), the lightweight module is enclosed in a dust-and water-resistant housing and features an integrated magnetometer and compass.

drone gps moduleThe compact drone GPS module has been designed around an in-house developed fully-supported software framework for enhanced reliability and extendability.

The system architecture uses CAN protocol for higher data rates, noise immunity and real-time capabilities.

Specifications:

Dimensions 76 x 76 x 16.6 mm
Weight 48.8 g
GNSS Constellations GPS L1C/A
GLONASS L1OF
BeiDou B1I
Max Update Rate 8 Hz
Positioning Accuracy 3D FIX: 2.5m
RTK: 0.025m

HereLink – HD Video Transmission System

UAV ground controller with HD video

uav flight controller

Drone flight controllerThe HereLink is a compact handheld drone ground controller providing smooth, low-latency HD video transmission over long distances. With a range of up to 20 km, it supports video formats of 720p at 30 fps and 1080p at 30 or 60 fps. The controller includes detachable directional and omni-directional antennas, and both an integrated GPS antenna and an interface for external antennas.

The UAV flight controller integrates a datalink unit, remote control link and video display unit into a single device. With an eight-core processor and powerful GPU, it features rapid image, video and data processing capabilities, as well as a MicroSD card slot for up to 64 GB of storage.
flight management unit
The HereLink is built on customized Solex and QGC Ground Control Station software, with MAVLink support for the Ardupilot and PX4 open-source autopilot platforms. It supports installation of custom and OEM Android images, allowing users to customize a range of elements such as system configuration, Android applications and boot animations.
autonomous flight controllerThe ground controller can take advantage of Over the Air (OTA) updates via Wi-Fi, providing faster downloading and installation and reducing bandwidth usage.

Specifications:

Dimensions 217 x 106.5 x 31 mm (controller, w/o antennas & joysticks)
78.5 x 30 x 15mm (Air Unit, w/o antennas)
Weight 516g (controller, w/ antennas)
95g (Air Unit, w/ antennas)
Power Consumption <4W average (controller)
<4W (Air Unit)
Transmission Range FCC 20km
CE/SRRC 12km
Latency Min 110ms
Frequency Band 2.4GHz ISM
Signal Bandwidth 20MHz/10MHz

HereFlow – Optical Flow Sensor

Optical flow sensor for UAV navigation

Hereflow optical flow sensorThe HereFlow is a drone navigation solution incorporating a time-of-flight LiDAR sensor, an optical flow camera and a six-degree-of-freedom IMU. Weighing just 1 gram, the ultra-low-SWaP board is ideal for aiding UAV precision landing as well as navigation in GNSS-denied environments such as indoor facilities, tunnels and under bridges.

Hereflow optical flow lidarThe HereFlow can be conveniently installed at any node in a CAN bus, providing protection against signal noise, superior anti-interference capabilities, real-time operations and high-performance error handling.

Specifications:

Dimensions 28.8 x 9.5 mm
Weight 1g
Optical Flow Sensor FOV 42 degrees
Optical Flow Sensor Range 80mm to infinity
Optical Flow Sensor Max Movement Speed 7.4 rad/s
LiDAR Measuring Frequency Up to 50 Hz
LiDAR FOV 27 degrees
LiDAR Max Distance 2 m

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