Drone Autopilot Systems & Software for Fixed-Wing Drones, VTOL UAV, Unmanned Helicopters & Quadcopters

Drone Autopilot Systems & Software for Fixed-Wing Drones, VTOL UAV, Unmanned Helicopters & Quadcopters
P.O. Box 720, 72067 Road 8E, Sturgeon Rd., Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada R0C 3A0 Canada Regional offices
+1 (204) 818-0598

MicroPilot is a leading developer of professional autopilots for UAVs (uncrewed aerial vehicles) and drones. We provide scalable and customizable solutions for a wide range of uncrewed aircraft platforms, including fixed-wing, multirotor, hybrid VTOL, and uncrewed helicopters.

Our autopilots have been used by over 1500 clients in over 100 countries during our 28+ years in business. With such a stronghold and longevity in the industry, MicroPilot has maintained itself as the world leader in professional autopilots for UAVs and drones.

UAV Autopilot Boards

Compact OEM drone autopilots

Our lightweight and compact board-level drone autopilots provide a range of capabilities to suit all levels of operation, from entry-level to the most sophisticated applications.

Fixed Wing UAV AutopilotBased around the same command set, our autopilots provide a seamless upgrade path with minimal learning curve, allowing you to scale up according to your needs while utilising the same reliable hardware vendor.

Our latest autopilot, MP2128HELI3, is the first autopilot to use the 3rd generation processor and software, offering improved processing power as well as increased safety and reliability.

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Integrated Drone Autopilots

Rugged enclosed autopilots for fixed-wing & helicopter UAVs

Our all-in-one long-range drone autopilots for fixed-wing and helicopter UAVs are enclosed in a rugged aluminium housing and include all required airside and groundside system components.

Helicopter UAV Autopilot

The miniature autopilots incorporate a 1-watt radio modem, with the ability to connect a second external modem for additional redundancy. The built-in fly-by-radio capability allows you to manually pilot your UAV up to ranges of 20 km.

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Triple-Redundant Autopilot Solution

Triple redundancy for critical missions and high-value payloads

Triple-Redundant UAV Autopilot SystemThe MP21283X is a triple redundant UAV autopilot system incorporating three of our MP2128HELI2 autopilots for the ultimate in safety and reliability. The system includes redundant datalinks to the GCS, with multiple communication links for onboard devices such as cameras and aircraft transponders.Drone autopilot systemConfiguration, state and waypoints are synchronized among all three autopilots, with advanced voting logic for reliable selection and smooth handover capabilities in the event of failure.

XTENDER Software Development Tools

Drone autopilot software testing & validation

Autopilot Software Development KitThe XTENDERmp software development kit (SDK) provides a powerful set of tools that allow you to expand the functionality of MicroPilot autopilots to meet your specific requirements. The SDK features an intuitive API as well as a 6-DOF simulator that allows you to test your code with reduced risk and shortened development cycles.

XTENDERvalidateUAV Autopilot Software is a UAV design lifecycle software package that allows you to develop requirements and link them to flight, user, and simulator testing validation data. Users can clearly satisfy requirements via autopilot options, ground control station options, UAV design, and more. Advanced features include automated generation of test cards and documentation, easy progress tracking, and an integrated failure analysis tool.

trueHWIL2 UAV Autopilot Simulator

High-fidelity drone autopilot simulation

trueHWIL2UAV Autopilot Simulation is a hardware-in-the-loop simulator that allows system developers to test MicroPilot drone autopilots in virtual flight. Providing the highest-fidelity simulation on the market, trueHWIL2 uses an analog-to-digital converter, signal conditioning, and PWM interface boards to electrically replicate all sensor outputs.

The MATLAB-based simulator enables users to adjust flight parameters and ensure the optimal operation of on-board equipment and payloads, offering superior on-the-ground validation of UAV autopilots.

HORIZONmp GCS Software

Versatile ground control software

Drone Autopilot softwareHORIZONmpis an intuitive software package for UAV ground control stations that allows operators to monitor the autopilot, set and edit waypoints, upload flight plans and initiate holding patterns, all during flight.

The highly configurable software provides real-time display of vital information, including feeds from up to eight user-defined sensors. All data is recorded for post-flight analysis.

More information: HORIZONmp GCS Software


Professional training & custom development

We offer a range of professional service to aid UAV developers and system integrators. These include:

  • MicroPilot training at our flight facility or a location of your choosing
  • Flight testing
  • Custom hardware and software development

A tour of MicroPilot, starting with our production and flight-testing facilities. See how professional UAV/RPAS autopilots are made and tested:

Regional Offices & Locations
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