Skynode S

Bring AI and computer vision to small autonomous systems

Skynode S is the compact, low-cost, chip-down controller that enables any small UAS system with the Auterion software platform. Featuring a custom designed, powerful mission computer to deploy AI and computer vision applications at scale.

What can
Skynode S do?

Skynode S is an all-in-one solution that combines all the core components and connections needed to rapidly deploy the Auterion software stack on small integrated systems, especially for use cases that require computer vision capabilities for precise execution.

Powerful yet compact, Skynode S provides access to upgraded performance with flight control software running on the latest FMUv6x, and a powerful mission computer with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit for AI and computer vision applications

Features Overview

Chip-down, compact, versatile

Single connection to most Quad ESCs (signals and power), and up to 8 motors/servos in total.

Computer vision apps onboard

Compatible with recently developed AuterionOS apps that enable precision tracking and custom flight modes thanks to computer vision.

Interoperable systems

Unlocks access to a continuously expanding network of interconnected devices and integrations.

Wide range of supported payloads

Works out-of-the-box with many USB cameras, and includes support for two MIPI cameras.

Powerful Hardware

Features the FMUv6x flight management unit from the current Skynode X family and a custom designed mission computer with upgraded compute power and hardware acceleration.

NDAA compliant, open system standards

Built on a secure open source software base, using widely adopted industry standards like MAVLink and PX4 autopilot.

The turnkey solution to integrate Skynode S on quadcopter SUAS

Dragon is a reference design kit for manufacturers of SUAS quadcopter systems who want to focus on delivering low cost, high-volume FPV drone and software

Easily manufacturable, low-cost system optimized for specific use cases

Full access to AuterionOS and the development tools, testing and software updates of the Auterion software platform

Unlock advanced functionalities supported by AI algorithms and computer vision applications

Streamline operations, reduce cognitive burden

  • Payloads are connected to and controlled by AuterionOS running onboard Skynode S, reducing reliance on the ground datalink
  • Common UI/UX across payload types, while exposing full payload functionality to the operator
  • Deliberate handoff of control between pilot and observer ground control stations
  • Advanced behaviors like follow-target
    Bidirectional communication with TAK via CoT
  • Immediately disseminate media captured during the flight
  • Real-time exchange of information with remote devices within the network

The complete platform.

Leverage the Auterion software platform by deploying your own mission-specific functionality on top. Auterion offers full hardware and software support from U.S. citizens, to help you enable enterprise customers to build a scalable fleet of autonomous systems.

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