Hardware
SmartAP AIRLink hardware architecture overview

General specifications

SmartAP AIRLink has two computers and integrated LTE / 5G Module:
  • The flight control computer (autopilot) has a triple-redundant vibration-dampened and temperature-stabilized IMU.
  • The powerful AI mission computer enables advanced drone software features like computer vision and obstacle avoidance, digital HD video streaming, and payload data streaming.
  • LTE / 5G and WiFi connectivity modules provide permanent broadband internet connection which is enabler for remote workflows.

System specifications

Parameter
Value
Navigation
Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, Magnetometer, GNSS, Rangefinders, Lidars, Optical Flow, Visual
IMU
3x-Redundant
Vibration dampened Temperature stabilized
GNSS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, RTK (option)
Flight Modes
Manual, Stabilize, GNSS-Assisted, Autonomous Waypoints, Guided, Terrain Following
Flight Logs
SD Card, up to 256GB
Ambient temperature
from -40°C up to +50°C
Power consumption
[email protected] Volts, 8W (with WiFi, 2 cameras, LTE)
ECCN
7E994

Flight Controller specifications

Parameter
Value
Frequency
216 MHz
Flash
2MB
RAM
512 kB
IMU
3 Accelerometers, 3 Gyroscopes, 3 Magnetometers, 2 Barometers
Ethernet
10/100 Mbps LAN with Mission AI Computer
UARTs
Telemetry 1, Telemetry 2 (AI Mission Computer), Telemetry 3, GPS 1, GPS 2, Extra UART, Serial Debug Console
CAN
CAN 1, CAN 2
USB
MAVLink Serial Console
RC Input
SBUS, RSSI, PPM, Spektrum

AI Mission Computer specifications

Parameter
Value
CPU
6-Core: Dual-Core Cortex-A72 Quad-Core Cortex-A53
GPU
Mali-T864, OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1
VPU
4K VP8/9 4K 10bits H265/H264 60fps Decoding
Power
Software Reset Power Down RTC Wake-Up Sleep Mode
RAM
Dual-Channel 4GB LPDDR4
Storage
16GB eMMC 5.1 Flash MicroSD up to 256GB
Ethernet
10/100/1000 Native Gigabit
Wireless (WiFi/BT)
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth 2x2 MIMO
USB
USB 3.0 Type C
Video
4-Lane MIPI CSI (FPV Camera) 4-Lane MIPI CSI with HMDI Input (Payload Camera)

LTE / 5G Connectivity specifications

Parameter
Value
LTE
UMTS/HSPA(+), GSM/GPRS/EDGE
SIM Cards
Integrated eSIM External MicroSIM card slot
Antenna
4G: 2x2 MIMO 5G: 4x4 MIMO
Throughput
3G: up to 42 DL/11 UL Mbps 4G: up to 2 Gbps DL/211 Mbps UL 5G: up to 5.5 DL/1.5 UL Gbps
LTE Bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29DL, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43*, 46(LAA), 48(CRS), 66, 71
5G Bands
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12*, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79
Locations
4G: EMEA, North America, Australia, Japan, other 5G: Global
Please refer to the datasheet below for full specs.
SmartAP AIRLink Datasheet.pdf
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SmartAP AIRLink Datasheet

SmartAP AIRLink Enterprise and Core

We appreciate the different integration levels required by the drone manufacturers. Therefore we offer two slightly different editions of AIRLink - the most advanced drone avionics: Enterprise and Core. AIRLink Enterprise is ideal for a quick start, evaluation and prototyping while Core is optimised for deep integration and mid-high volume manufacturing.
Parameter
AIRLink Enterprise
AIRLink Core
Enclosure
Aluminum, with integrated heatsink and fan mounting option.
External heatsink or reasonable power dissipation should be provided by the design.
Dimensions
L103 x W61 x H37 mm
L100 x W57 x H22 mm
Weight
198 g
89 g
Ambient temperature
-40°C-..+50°C
-40°C-..+50°C
Production volume
Low to Medium
Medium to High

Enterprise

SmartAP AIRLink's Enterprise edition is intended for prototyping and low to medium volume drone production. Quick and easy installation thanks to the dedicated mounting holes and integrated heatsink for power dissipation.

Core

SmartAP AIRLink's Core edition is intended for medium to high volume production and deep integration with customer's hardware. It weighs only 89 g and can be attached to a metal frame for optimum cooling.
Looking for CAD model? It's available here.

Hardware feature highlights

Easy to mount

4xM3 mounting holes

Front-facing FPV Camera

Front-facing FPV camera included in the set
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General specifications
System specifications
Flight Controller specifications
AI Mission Computer specifications
LTE / 5G Connectivity specifications
SmartAP AIRLink Enterprise and Core
Enterprise
Core
Hardware feature highlights
Easy to mount
Front-facing FPV Camera