Auterion Enterprise PX4 is the on-board drone software platform that enables your drone with the capabilities that enterprise customers demand and lets you focus on your product development without maintaining a complex development environment.
- Deploy your own apps
- Install third party apps
- Use MAVSDK in your own code
- Collision prevention
- Obstacle avoidance
- Visual inertial odometry
- Camera and gimbal control
- Video encoding pipeline
- Secure link manager
- Flight log manager
- Ground station pairing
Maintenance and security
- Software update manager
- Smart battery manager
- Secure bootloader
- Built on top of PX4
- QA tested and verified
PX4 is an open source autopilot software running on the microcontroller of autonomous systems. Created by our co-founder Lorenz Meier in 2011 it is today the most widely adopted flight control software worldwide. PX4 is used by 10’000+ users and a community of 700 developers contributed code to the open source project, while over 50% of the contributions are developed by Auterion engineers (51% in 2019).
Focus on your product development
Aimed at Enterprise developers, our managed software platform is supported, stable and updated with the latest in functionality, reliability and cybersecurity. It is designed to make your life easier by freeing up your time and resources of maintaining a complex development environment.
Get pre-built software packages instead of building your own
Receive regular software updates without re-building packages
Get new features before they are made open source
Share QA reports in your team and organization
Count on our support and opt-in for an SLA
Focus on your own apps
Deploy your own code without modifying the flight controller
Skynode: The easiest way to work with Auterion Enterprise PX4
Higher safety with advanced autonomy
Auterion Enterprise PX4 enables capabilites on the mission computer that enable the use of visual data and time of flight date to recreate and interpret the environment around them, allowing the drone to detect and avoid obstacles while running on an automated mission.
Stop in front of obstacles
Auterion Enterprise PX4 brings computer vision capabilities to the Linux mission computer on board. If provided with the appropriate sensors and compute power (e.g. with Skynode), the drone recognizes the environment and stops if flying too close to obstacles. Auterion’s Avoidance Distance Indicator helps drone operators move their drones safely during inspection flights. This feature is enabled both during manual flight and autonomous missions.
Visualization of distance in Mission Control
Works in manual flight
Works in autonomous missions
Fly around obstacles
Obstacle avoidance is the next step after collision prevention. Your drone will safely recognize obstacles in its way, navigate around them, and come back to the original flight path. This feature is enabled for preprogrammed missions like delivery or mapping. Dedicated hardware is required.
Works on autonomous missions
Adds extra security
Prevents collisions due to planning errors
Requires dedicated hardware
Positioning without GPS
Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) produces a relative positioning frame that is used to determining a drone’s position when GPS is low, bad, jammed, or not present. This allows the drone to fly indoors, close to high EM disturbance sources like LTE antennas, or jammed areas.
Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO)
Accurate positioning without GPS
Flying with EM disturbance
Intelligence at the edge
Proprietary or 3rd party applications can easily be deployed in Docker containers on drones powered by Auterion. Your droned can run deep learning algorithms to segment images or to recognize patterns. Depending on the algorithms, additional computing power might be required on board.
Deploy apps on the drone
Run deep learning algorithms
Additional compute power might be required
Building an ecosystem
Auterion is a software platform consisting of Auterion Enterprise PX4 (on the drone), Auterion Mission Control (on the ground station), and Auterion Suite (in the cloud). We are an open platform with SDKs and APIs for integration. We provide hardware components to enable the Auterion software on the drone (with Skynode) and on the ground (with Skynav). By partnering with drone manufacturers, we build complete drone solutions.
With our decade-long open source software legacy, we are more than a vendor, we built a holistic ecosystem. By driving open industry standards we enable interoperability between vehicles, payloads, and ground controllers.
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