Apollo, which is the brain of an unmanned aerial vehicle, has strong computing power, abundant interfaces and capacity for accessing 4G network. Carrying Linux operating system, integrated with TopXGun SDK and combined with M2 flight control, Apollo makes it more convenient to develop application scenarios of unmanned aerial vehicles and release more potential of the vehicles.
Equipped with Freescale i.MX6Q processor, Apollo is composed of four ARM Cortex-A9 processors, and its dominant frequency is up to 1.2GHz. Besides, it has 2GB DDR3 memory for operation and 16GB EMMC for storage, with strong computing power. In addition, it is equipped with a STM32F103 MCU as coprocessor, which is used for interacting with powerful real-time equipment and guaranteeing real-time of the entire system.
With many interfaces, Apollo is used for managing and controlling airborne devices, including mission payload, sensor and control module.
Apollo has a built-in high-speed 4G module, which supports communications of China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. Through 4G communications, users can make applications of unmanned aerial vehicles such as super remote control, cluster control and remote real-time monitoring possible, in order that unmanned aerial vehicles can really become online smart platforms.
Equipped with Linux operating system and integrated with Topxgun’s SDK, Apollo is quite convenient for developing airborne applications and software. Besides, Apollo is equipped with ROS and LocationS SDK, providing convenience for developing applications and software for unmanned aerial vehicles.
Apollo has low-power designs. When 4G communications are accessible, the maximum power consumption is as high as 8W. When 4G communications are inaccessible, the maximum power consumption is only 5W. With fan-free heat dissipation structures, Apollo is more reliable.