AIRLink stands for Artificial Intelligence & Remote Link. The unit includes cutting-edge drone autopilot, AI mission computer and 4G LTE or 5G connectivity unit. Start your enterprise drone operations with AIRLink and reduce the time to market from years and months down to a few weeks.
Worldwide shipping, order processing within 1-2 days.
From flight control and connectivity, from SmartAP MAX and SmartLink to AIRLink - all in one integrated avionics for drones.
The most advanced drone avionics platform and enabler of Sky-Drones Technology for enterprise drones includes:
AIRLink has an integrated 5G connectivity module which provides lower latency and higher data bandwidth compared to 4G option.
We have the right experience to enable the next generation in drone technology.
AIRLink, the most advanced AI avionics for drones fully supports PX4 Software stack. You can view, edit and compile the open source code from the official repository.
Sky-Drones is an official member of Ardupilot Partner Program and AIRLink fully supports Ardupilot Software stack.
AIRLink is fully compliant with the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, Sec 848
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).
AIRLink - Artificial Intelligence & Remote Link with all interfaces exposed to all sides:
AIRLink is continually connected to the internet, but in more ways than one...
Direct HDR FPV camera connector (included). Redundant CAN bus for critical peripherals.
Internet connectivity straight from the very first power up.
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.
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.
Connection is AES-256 encrypted and network key can be easily changed anytime when it's needed.
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.
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.
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.
Sky-Drones are ready to offer licensing for larger UAV manufacturers to build the units in-house, saving time and costs all round.
SmartAP AIRLink set includes everything needed to setup the system and get prepared for the flight. Standard set contains:
Just in case you want to know absolutely everything about AIRLink
Optical Flow, Visual
|GNSS||GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, |
|Flight Modes||Manual, Stabilize, GNSS-Assisted,|
Autonomous Waypoints, Guided,
|Flight Logs||SD Card|
up to 256GB
|Temperature||Operating from -40°C up to +50°C|
|Supported Vehicle Types|
|Multirotor||Quad, Hex, Octo|
Dodeca, Coaxial, Y
|Fixed Wing||Ailerons, Flaps, Elevons|
|Weight and Dimensions|
|Module Dimensions||L103 x W61 x H37mm|
|IMU||3 Accelerometers, 3 Gyroscopes, |
3 Magnetometers, 2 Barometers
LAN with AI Missioni 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|
|RC Input||SBUS, RSSI, PPM, Spektrum|
|PWM Out||16 Channels|
|Type||5G sub-6 FDD, TDD, mmWave|
|SIM Cards||Integrated eSIM|
External MicroSIM card slot
|Antenna||4x4 MIMO or 2x2 MIMO|
|Downlink||5G: 600 Mbps|
4G: 150 Mbps
|Uplink||5G: 270 Mbps|
4G: 50 Mbps
|AI Mission Computer|
|CPU||6-Core: Dual-Core Cortex-A72|
|GPU||Mali-T864, OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1|
4K 10bits H265/H264 60fps Decoding
|RAM||Dual-Channel 4GB LPDDR4|
|Storage||16GB eMMC 5.1 Flash|
MicroSD up to 256GB
|Ethernet||10/100/1000 Native Gigabit|
|USB||USB 3.0 Type C|
|Video||4-Lane MIPI CSI (FPV Camera)|
4-Lane MIPI CSI with HMDI Input (Payload Camera)
|Camera Interfaces||FPV MIPI-CSI Camera Input (included)|
Payload HDMI Camera Input
Ethernet IP Based Cameras
|HDMI Input||Native Support with Integrated FPGA Converter|
|Video Codec||1080p 60fps H.264/265|
A selection of FAQs asked by our customers. Still unable to find the information you're looking for? Get in touch today!
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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
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