The ANT-X complete laboratory solution is made up of four components:
A ready-to-fly laboratory
We offer a cost-effective turnkey laboratory solution to carry out flight control experimental activities. Our solution allows a fast transition from theory to practice of flight control research and education, by validating simulation results with experiments and consequently improving the quality of research. Further, it avoids the burden of developing a flight control laboratory entirely from scratch.
A flexible and scalable solution
We can support you to design the best laboratory set-up for your needs, in terms of space, number of drones, etc. Whether you aim for an office-sized setup or a wide indoor space, we can suggest you the best configuration in terms of number of motion capture cameras, number of drones, and so on.
The best drone educational experience
Attract and motivate students by offering them stimulating experimental activities with drones. Transfer advanced knowledge and skills to your students in an effective way and give them the opportunity to transition from theory to practice by working on real drones. We offer a wide body of educational material and ready-made solutions to modelling, identification, simulation, control design problems, to support the preparation of lectures involving laboratory sessions. Our educational material is compliant with the current state-of-the-art in automatic flight control.
Care-free flight testing
Our drones have been designed on the basis of years of experience in flight control research and education and are compact and crash-proof, which makes them suitable for indoor flight even in confined spaces. Moreover, the design with protected propellers makes the operation extremely safe. Whether you are at your first experience with a drone or a skilled pilot, you can enjoy a safe flight.
Implementation made easy
Our tool for automatic generation of flight control modules allows you to design control laws at high level in the MATLAB/Simulink environment, and takes care automatically of deployment on the onboard hardware. Avoid spending time and putting considerable effort in the coding phase and focus on what really matters: rapidly exploring and testing new ideas, and generating innovation.
Open software and hardware
We provide an open architecture, suitable for research and education activities. On-board software is based on the open source PX4 flight stack https://px4.io/, a widely used and adopted drone control software both in industry and academia. The flight control unit is based on the Pixhawk autopilot hardware standard https://pixhawk.org/.