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Sky Drone FPV 3

Sky Drone FPV 3

  • $999.00 USD


NOTE: This product currently has a 2 weeks lead time.

4G Connectivity for Drones

Sky Drone FPV 3 is an end-to-end encrypted low latency transmission system for drones utilizing 4G / LTE networks. It provides an unlimited range command & control as well as video-link via an included Full HD camera.

Digital High Definition Video

The Sky Drone FPV 3 system comes with a high resolution camera with a wide dynamic range. Its low latency live video feed delivers up to 1080p at 30fps.

Telemetry and Command & Control Link

A bidirectional data link between your drone and your Ground Control Station adds remote Command & Control to your UAV. This can be used to visualize telemetry data and/or control the drone. The MAVLink protocol as well as any generic serial protocol that interfaces via RS232/UART are supported.

Unlimited Range

By using existing cellular networks, the Sky Drone FPV system provides you with virtually unlimited range. The only requirement is cell tower coverage. The system is
optimized for the 4G / LTE networks to provide best video quality and lowest latency but can also fall back to 3G networks. It adapts to varying signal and bandwidth conditions by automatically adjusting video parameters without interrupting the stream.

Low latency

By using our own highly optimized video processing pipeline, the system is designed for lowest latency video from scratch. The typical end-to-end latency is less than 150ms.

 

Demo Videos

Sky Drone FPV performs well in various scenarios and with different hardware and software components. Blog posts covering various topics:

Groundstation Software / SDK

The client software to receive Video from the Sky Drone FPV 3 unit runs on Windows and Linux with version for MacOS, Android and iOS in the pipeline
to be released in Q2/2019. It provides seamless integration with third party GCS applications for command & control (e.g. QGroundControl).
An SDK is available for custom integrations or video-processing on the ground.

Interchangeable Lenses

The Sky Drone FPV 3 system is using high quality lenses that are interchangeable. Instead of locking you to a specific lens, you have the freedom to change the lens for specific use cases (wide angle lens for best overview or narrow FOV lenses for artistic flights with less distortion).

Security

The video stream, command&control channel and meta data are fully end-to-end encrypted making it impossible for third parties to eavesdrop the transmission or interfere with it. Rather than reinventing the wheel, we rely on open and proven standards including Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) and Secure Real-Time Protocol (SRTP) using AES256.

Technical Specification

Weight:

159g incl. lens, case, cables

Power Input:

5V@1A

Video Resolution:

Full HD (up to 1080p 30fps)

Lens:

Interchangeable, default: 92° FOV

Antenna:

dual external antenna included

Typical Glass-to-Glass Latency:

<150ms

Typical Data Consumption on 4G/LTE:

10 minutes of streaming consumes:
Full HD at 6mbit/s: 450MB
HD at 2mbit/s: 150MB
Low quality at 50kbit/s: <4MB

Cellular Network Technology:

LTE Advanced Pro
Supported 4G / LTE bands

B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B9, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B26, B28, B29, B30, B32, B41, B42, B43, B46, B48, B66

3G fallback supported

Public Safety Networks

public safety LTE networks in Europe (B20, B28)
(contact us if you need FirstNet™ support)

Private LTE Networks

3.5GHz local private networks (CBRS band)

Carrier Certifications
AT&T, Verizon

Certification in progress: Bell, docomo, KDDI, Rogers, Softbank, Telstra, Telus

 For more information see How-It-Works.

Compatibility and Requirements

UAV / Drone
Modes:

Video transmission only:
Any UAV / drone that can carry the module weight

Video and command & control:
A flightcontroller with serial / UART interface for data.

Command & Control Autopilot:

  • MAVLink based flight stacks like PX4 and Ardupilot on any flight controller (e.g. Pixhawk 4, The Cube, Pixracer, ...)
  • Any flight controller with serial/UART interface and a groundstation that can interface via TCP
Command & Control Protocols: MAVLink is supported by Sky Drone FPV 2MAVLink or any
custom protocol in raw-mode
Groundstation Software
System:

Minimum: Intel i5, 4 GB RAM
Recommended: Intel i7, 8 GB RAM, dedicated graphics card.

Operating System: Windows 7/8/10

Android: to be confirmed
iOS: to be confirmed
Command & Control Groundstation:

Sky Drone FPV 2 Groundstation provides a TCP interface, which is compatible with:


Component Overview

Sky Drone FPV 3 is an out-of-the-box solution, which comes with several modular parts.

Download:

What's In The Box

  • Sky Drone FPV 3 Main Unit
  • Camera Module with Lens and Cable
  • two external 4G/LTE antennas
  • wifi module for unit setup
  • uBEC with power cable
  • Telemetry Cable using JST-GH (Dronecode Standard)
  • CE/FCC Certification Card with Manual