Intel® Aero Platform for UAVs

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications often require customized hardware, a variety of sensors, and significant compute horsepower. This developer platform is purposely built for UAV applications, with direct support for Intel® RealSense™ technology and the strength of a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor, and is capable of identifying and avoiding obstacles with headroom for even more payload computation.

Avoid many of the challenges associated with building and tuning flight hardware for drones by starting with the Aero Ready to Fly Drone. Optionally, connect the Aero Compute Board to an existing drone and accelerate development.

Intel® Aero Ready to Fly Drone

This ready-to-fly UAV development platform is a fully assembled quadcopter, built around the Intel® Aero Compute Board. It is geared for developers and researchers to help get applications airborne quickly.

  • Equipped with Intel® RealSense™ technology
  • Runs on the open-source Linux* operating system
  • Pre-programmed flight controller with Dronecode* PX4* software
  • Support for AirMap* SDK for airspace services

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Intel® Aero Compute Board

This purpose-built, UAV developer kit, powered by a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor, combines compute, storage, communications, and flexible I/O—all in a form-factor the size of a standard playing card. When matched with the optional Vision Accessory Kit, developers have tremendous opportunities to launch sophisticated drone applications into the sky.

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Intel® Aero Vision Accessory Kit

This three-camera kit includes the Intel® RealSense™ camera (R200), an 8MP camera, a VGA camera, and associated cables. These cameras connect directly to the Compute Board to provide flight vision and sensing capabilities. more...

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