- High-end ADHRS-INS core.
- Dual 850MIPS CPUs (each with 256MB program flash).
- Extensive I/O capabilities .
- Real Time Operating System (RTOS).
VECTOR is a robust and dependable unit, with built-in physical and logical redundancy; this allows it to survive all individual sensor failures while maintaining accurate estimates of attitude and position. For this reason VECTOR has rapidly become the autopilot of choice for high value fixed wing, rotary wing and target UAVs.
VECTOR features an RTOS. In essence, the key advantage of an RTOS is its predictability and the fact that non-critical functions are never allowed to slow down more important tasks, such as flight control. This leads to a safer, more reliable system.
VECTOR can host UAV Navigation’s mission and flight control software or that of the customer, making it a superb avionics development platform. Its processor core is compatible with commercially available certified avionics operating systems.
A Software Development Kit (SDK) version is available for developers wanting to write their own code.
- Auto flight plan execution (waypoints).
- Gimbal/Camera control modes: air, ground, geo, pilot view, stow & rate.
- 3D Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for flight control and camera pointing.
- Multiple datalink management.
- Flight Modes:
|For Rotary Wing Platforms only. EMERGENCY mode may not be commanded directly by the operator and is the result of a failure in Magnetometer and/or GPS while being in any other operation mode.|
The VECTOR's standard In/Out (I/O) configuration is as follows:
- Serial Communications:
- 1 x RS-232 System Serial Port.
- 2 x RS-232 Payload Port.
- 2 x RS-422 / RS-485 Payload Port.
- 1 x RS-232 AHRS-INS COM.
- 1 x Ethernet Port.
- 2 x CAN BUS Port.
- 8 x Voltage Sensing Channels (0 to 3.3 V. ADC inputs).
- 24 x Configurable General Purpose I/O Lines (GPIO). Default configuration: 16 x PWM Channels, 4 x Discrete Outputs (0 to 3.3 V), 4 x Discrete Inputs (0 to 3.3 V).
VECTOR can control a wide variety of advanced payloads:
- Camera stabilization, pointing and control.
- Transponder integration.
- ECU integration.
- Radar/ Laser altimeter.
- Flare and parachute activation for target drones.
|VECTOR Breakout Board|
|VECTOR Installation Kit|
- SMA Female to Female Bulkhead Connector.
- 37-Pin Connector Female (model: GLENAIR MWDM2L-37S-6E5-18).
- 25-Pin Connector Female (model: GLENAIR MWDM2L-25S-6E5-18).