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SMARTAP + SMARTLINK = AIRLINK

From flight control and connectivity, from SmartAP MAX and SmartLink to AIRLink - all in one integrated avionics for drones.

  • FPV and Payload camera inputs, HD FPV camera included
  • 3x-redundant vibration-dampened temp-stabilized IMU
  • Internet connectivity: Ethernet, WiFi, LTE 4G/5G
  • Sky-Drones Cloud connectivity and remote control
  • UTM integrated and BVLOS ready
  • Deploy your own apps

WATCH PRODUCT LAUNCH VIDEO

The most advanced drone avionics platform and enabler of Sky-Drones Technology for enterprise drones includes:

  • Cutting-edge Drone Autopilot
  • Artificial Intelligence Mission Computer
  • LTE Connectivity Unit

10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

We have the right experience to enable the next generation in drone technology.

  • The most advanced and versatile drone avionics available today
  • Fully compatible with the latest drone industry standards
  • Designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom

EXPLORE THE MAIN FEATURES

FPV VIDEO IN HD AS STANDARD

AIRLink is equipped with 1080p HDR camera providing an exceptional image quality. FPV camera connector is exposed on the front side making the integration and camera mounting quick and simple in even the most space-constricting UAV designs. Native CSI interface provides the minimum latency physically possible (typically less than one frame, equally 17 ms).

  • 1080p HDR
  • CSI interface
  • FPV camera included
  • Front side camera connector
  • Separate HDMI for payload camera

THE NAME SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

AIRLink - Artificial Intelligence & Remote Link with all interfaces exposed to all sides:

  • Power input with voltage & current monitoring
  • AI Mission Computer micro SD card
  • Flight Controller micro SD card
  • AI Mission Computer USB Type-C
  • PPM Input, SBUS Output, RSSI monitor

CONNECTIVITY AND VIDEO

AIRLink is continually connected to the internet, but in more ways than one...

  • Ethernet Port with power output
  • Telemetry port
  • Second GPS port
  • Spare I2C / UART port
  • Flight Controller USB Type-C
  • Micro SIM Card
  • HDMI Input port (Payload camera)

CONNECT ANYTHING

Direct HDR FPV camera connector (included). Redundant CAN bus for critical peripherals.

  • Main GNSS and compass port
  • Main telemetry port
  • CSI camera input
  • CAN 1
  • CAN 2

BUILT IN LTE AND WIFI

Internet connectivity straight from the very first power up.

  • SBUS input
  • 16 PWM output channels
  • 2x LTE antenna sockets (MIMO)
  • WiFi Antenna socket (AP & Station modes)

WATCH FULL LAUNCH WEBINAR LIVE

On April 14th, 2021 Kirill Shilov, Founder & CEO Sky-Drones held a live launch webinar where he presented the three-in-one revolutionary product to the drone industry.

Watch the full webinar recording on YouTube if you missed the live event.

AIRLINK TELEMETRY

AIRLink Telemetry provides a broadband AES-256 encrypted private data channel for 20km for UAVs / Drones. This is a separate telemetry module for SmartAP AIRLink - the most advanced AI drone avionics.

  • 20 km range
  • AES-256 encryption
  • 1000 mW (30 dBm) output power
Refer to our online documentation for more info.

RADIO SETTINGS

SmartAP GCS provides all status information on radio link including RSSI, SNR, packets and allows to dynamically change all major settings. For instance, operating frequency, bandwidth or power can be change just with a one click. Remote module configuration is done automatically via ground module.

AES-256 as standard

Connection is AES-256 encrypted and network key can be easily changed anytime when it's needed.

MEET AIRLINK EDITIONS

In AIRLink, Sky-Drones have developed not only a 3-in-1 product, but 3 products in 1. This means that we can offer the module to a large variety of consumers and in a number of different ways to suit the needs of everyone.

1. AIRLINK CORE

Head to Sky-Drones Store and buy AIRLink today. The units come as we designed and manufactured them, and are ready to attach to your UAV immediately.Sky-Drones can provide a discounted rate per unit when buying for multiple drones in your UAV fleet.

  • For drone manufacturers
  • Medium to high volume production
  • Deep integration
  • Non-ITAR
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Shipped within 2 days
  • Engineering support from Sky-Drones

2. AIRLINK ENTERPRISE

Sky-Drones will provide the internal workings of the units without the external aluminium casing so as to integrate this directly into the manufacturing of your fleet. We will guide you through making sure the technical requirements are met on your UAV to comply with the needs of the AIRLink units.

  • For drone manufacturers
  • Low to medium volume production
  • Evaluation, easy installation
  • Non-ITAR
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Shipped within 2 days
  • Engineering support from Sky-Drones

3. REFERENCE DESIGN

Sky-Drones are ready to offer licensing for larger UAV manufacturers to build the units in-house, saving time and costs all round.

  • For drone manufacturers
  • High volume production
  • For super tight integrations
  • Schematics / Layout / CAD
  • Modify schematics and layout to your needs
  • Manufacture at your own factory
  • You control the volume
  • Engineering support from Sky-Drones

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

SmartAP AIRLink set includes everything needed to setup the system and get prepared for the flight. Standard set contains:

  • 1x AIRLink Enterprise unit
  • 1x FPV camera with CSI cable
  • 1x WiFi antenna with MMCX connector
  • 2x LTE antenna with MMCX connector
  • 1x HDMI to mini HDMI cable
  • 1x set of cables (7 cables for all connectors)
  • 1x JST-GH to Ethernet RJ45 dongle

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS

Just in case you want to know absolutely everything about AIRLink

General
NaviagtionAccelerometers, Gyroscopes,
Magnotometer, GNSS,
Rangefinders, Lidars,
Optical Flow, Visual
IMU3x-Redundant
Vibration Dampened
Temperature Stabilized
GNSSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo,
BeiDou,
RTK (option)
Flight ModesManual, Stabilize, GNSS-Assisted,
Autonomous Waypoints, Guided,
Terrain Following
Flight LogsSD Card
up to 256GB
TemperatureOperating from -40°C up to +50°C
ECCN7E994
Supported Vehicle Types
MultirotorQuad, Hex, Octo
Dodeca, Coaxial, Y
Fixed WingAilerons, Flaps, Elevons
V-Tail, H-Tail
VTOLTailsitter
Multicopter Planes
Tiltrotor
Weight and Dimensions
Module Weight198g
Module DimensionsL103 x W61 x H37mm
Flight Controller
ProcessorSTM32F765
Frequency216 MHz
Flash2MB
RAM512 kB
IMU3 Accelerometers, 3 Gyroscopes,
3 Magnetometers, 2 Barometers
Ethernet10/100 Mbps
LAN with Mission AI Computer
UARTsTelemetry 1, Telemetry 2 (AI Mission Computer), Telemetry 3, GPS 1, GPS 2,
Extra UART, Serial Debug Console
CANCAN 1, CAN 2
USBMAVLink
Serial Console
RC InputSBUS, RSSI, PPM, Spektrum
PWM Out16 Channels
LTE Connectivity Module
LTELTE Cat 4
UMTS/HSPA(+), GSM/GPRS/EDGE
LTE Cat 5 available with External Module
SIM CardsIntegrated eSIM
External MicroSIM card slot
Antenna2x2 MIMO
BandsEMEA, North America, Australia, Japan, Other
Data Transfer
Downlink150 Mbps
Uplink50 Mbps
AI Mission Computer
CPU6-Core: Dual-Core Cortex-A72
Quad-Core Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T864, OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1
VPU4K VP8/9
4K 10bits H265/H264 60fps Decoding
PowerSoftware Reset
Power Down
RTC Wake-Up
Sleep Mode
RAMDual-Channel 4GB LPDDR4
Storage16GB eMMC 5.1 Flash
MicroSD up to 256GB
Ethernet10/100/1000 Native Gigabit
Wireless (WiFi/BT)802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
2x2 MIMO
USBUSB 3.0 Type C
Video4-Lane MIPI CSI (FPV Camera)
4-Lane MIPI CSI with HMDI Input (Payload Camera)
Video
Camera InterfacesFPV MIPI-CSI Camera Input (included)
Payload HDMI Camera Input
Ethernet IP Based Cameras
USB Cameras
HDMI InputNative Support with Integrated FPGA Converter
Video Codec1080p 60fps H.264/265
VP8/VP9

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A selection of FAQs asked by our customers. Still unable to find the information you're looking for? Get in touch today!

Right now! We’ve ramped up our AIRLink production and it’s easy to order one by completing our RFQ form. Someone from our sales team will be in touch as soon as possible! Order processing and shipping time is 1-2 days.

These are all available on our website on the AIRLink product page. We also have our online documentation which has a more in-depth collection of data on AIRLink. There is also a PDF Datasheet available for download.

Via our online documentation , also accessible at http://docs.sky-drones.com - this is our documentation portal and it holds all the detailed information for each and every Sky-Drones hardware and software product

AIRLink has 2 camera ports: 1 x CSI and 1 x HDMI. We include a CSI camera in every AIRLink set, alongside a mini-HDMI to micro-HDMI cable for connecting your payload camera immediately. USB cameras or IP-based cameras are also attachable, just get in touch and we can talk you through it!

AIRLink uses widely adopted drone industry standards, and if you’d like to modify the software, this is doable. The hardware is not open source but for our large volume manufacturers we can provide you with a reference design and help you set up your own production. This will allow you to control your own volume and quantity

Yes! We can give you full access to the mission computer and autopilot so you can deploy your own applications through AIRLink. This is something we can work with you on, so use our contact form to get in touch

Yes! AIRLink quite literally stands for Artificial Intelligence and Remote Link. This means that you can have the computing power to run complex algorithms onboard

AIRLink has both integrated WiFi and LTE connectivity. WiFi can be used as the access point to connect AIRLink to your router, and LTE connectivity means that AIRLink comes to you with the internet already enabled. You need only set up or log into your Sky-Drones Cloud account and enable the data plan. Alternatively, use your own carrier and data plan to manage this yourself if you’d prefer. Finally, AIRLink has an ethernet port for IP datalinks integration. Stay tuned to find out more!

AIRLink is manufactured in the hundreds per month very easily. If required, we can manufacture thousands per month with prior requirement notifications. AIRLink is manufactured in the United Kingdom using genuine and quality-assured materials. All units are tested before being shipped to customers

Learn more about other products from Sky-Drones

Sky-Drones Cloud

Cloud based web application for drone fleet management, performance monitoring, mission planning and more

SmartLink

Broadband Digital Datalink with with Integrated Computer. Provides 20 km direct range and LTE 4G/5G connectivity.

SmartAP GCS

Ground Control Station software for drone configuration, mission planning and flight control

QUESTIONS?

Want to know more about what AIRLink can do for you? Get in touch today!

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