Unmanned vehicles require high-performance, robust state estimation technology. The Athena® 111m integrated flight control system provides the navigation solution to a wide range of fixed-wing, ducted-fan and rotorcraft unmanned systems, including the U.S. Marine Corps RQ-21 Blackjack.

Offering you a lower unit cost to accommodate smaller unmanned systems, the integrated system of the Athena 111m incorporates a sensor suite that provides a full attitude, navigation and air data solution for use in vehicle flight-state measurement and control. Its onboard processor runs the algorithms necessary to provide this data to a range of signal input/output capabilities that enable it to integrate with aircraft systems.

Additionally, the 111m can support Athena flight control software, turning the integrated navigation system into a full UAS autopilot.

Features & benefits

  • Features GPS/INS navigation solution integrated with state-of-the art multi-input/multi-output flight control laws
  • Can enable control modes that include airspeed, altitude, climb rate, angle of attack, sideslip, 3D auto navigation and auto takeoff/landing
  • Uses highly reliable solid-state sensors, including accelerometers, rate gyros, magnetometer, air data pressure, AoA and sideslip sensors, along with a differential-ready, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver for a full INS/GPS navigation solution
  • On-board wind estimate
  • Dead reckoning
  • Auto-magnetometer mount compensation

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Whether you need a spare to keep your aircraft flying or would like enhanced functionality on an existing product, Collins Aerospace offers extensive parts and repair services to meet your mission requirements and keep your equipment operational. We can provide new or used parts, engineering services or tailored performance based programs to support your mission requirements.

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