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The VECTOR MCC (Mission Control Computer) is highly suitable for projects that require extensive I/O capabilities and/or custom payload management.

Qualified Hardware

All VECTOR hardware is qualified to MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD 461F and ISO 9001:2015 standards.

Extra I/O Capabilities

Just like the VECTOR autopilot, the VECTOR MCC enables control of a wide variety of advanced payloads.

Freedom and Flexibility

The VECTOR MCC enables development of payload related features completely separate from core UAV control, thereby eliminating any risk to flight safety.

The VECTOR Mission Control Computer (VECTOR MCC) is highly suitable for projects that require extensive I/O capabilities and/or custom payload management.

VECTOR Mission Control Computer

In this example the VECTOR autopilot provides a robust and reliable flight control solution, whilst the VECTOR MCC is set up to manage the payloads. Both the Ground Control Station (GCS) and the VECTOR MCC receive the complete telemetry stream reported by the VECTOR autopilot.

The VECTOR MCC enhances the already impressive I/O capabilities of the VECTOR autopilot, thereby allowing the user to increase even further the number of payloads which can be controlled on an advanced UAV. In this configuration, the mission is managed as usual by the UAV system operator via the GCS, taking advantage of Visionair GCS software for pre-flight configuration, mission execution and post-flight analysis. The VECTOR MCC can automatically manage the mission based on telemetry information received from the VECTOR and from any devices or payloads connected.

The VECTOR MCC provides the user flexibility to develop their own drivers for payloads which are not critical to flight safety and without the risk of interfering with core UAV control.

  • Extra I/O capabilities for the most advanced configurations. Even more connectivity options, whilst maintaining the reliability and performance of the UAV Navigation Flight Control System based on VECTOR and Visionair.
  • Safety and flexibility to develop payload-related features completely separate from core UAV control, thereby eliminating any risk to flight safety.
  • Maximum flight safety thanks to the VECTOR autopilot. Actuators and key sensors necessary for flight control are connected to the VECTOR.
  • MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD 461F and ISO 9001:2015 qualified hardware.
  • VECTOR SDK and Visionair SDK availability for MCC programming and Visionair customization.





Mission Control CPUs



  • RAM: 256 Mb (each CPU)
  • Program FLASH: 8Mb (each CPU)
  • User FLASH: 2Mb (shared)


Total I/O Lines


Servo or General Purpose I/O Lines

24 (fully configurable), LVTTL: PWM, Discrete Input, Discrete Output, Pulse Counter (RPM), Simulated GPS PPS, Strobe Light Signal

PWM Rate

50Hz, 200Hz or 400Hz

PWM Signal

0.8ms to 2.2ms high, 1us steps

CAN 2.0 A and B

2 (up to 1Mbps)

Serial Comm

  • 3 x RS-232 (up to 250kbps)
  • 1 x RS-422 (up to 1Mbps)
  • 2 x RS-422/485 (up to 1Mbps)


100 Base Tx Channel according to IEEE 802.3 standard

High-speed ADC lines

8 ADC inputs with 12 bit resolution and up to 1 MHz conversion rate.

 All channels 0 to 3.3V conversion range


Supply (unregulated)

9V to 36V DC

Power consumption

2.5 W


Enclosure Material

Grade 6082 Aluminium Alloy

Environmental Qualification


EMI Qualification


Size (mm, H x W x L, box less connectors, width less mounting lugs)

45.0 x 68.0 x 74.5




Up to 90% RH, non-condensing

Temperature Range

-40ºC to +85ºC

System Connector #1

25-pin GLENAIR MWDM2L-25PCBR-.110

System Connector #2

37-pin GLENAIR MWDM2L-37PCBR-.110

Auxiliary (serial) port

6-pin Binder, 718 series, 09 3423 86 06

Shock Survival

500g 8ms 1/2 sine

Mounting Screws

4 x M4

ESD Compliant

IEC 61.000-4-2-level 4


VECTOR MCC Installation Kit

The VECTOR MCC Installation Kit (INSKIT) includes the ancillaries required to install and connect it to the UAV's onboard avionics:
  • 37-Pin Connector Female (model: GLENAIR MWDM2L-37S-6E5-18).
  • 25-Pin Connector Female (model: GLENAIR MWDM2L-25S-6E5-18).
  • Binder M8 Wire P/N: 77-3406-0000-50006-0200.

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UAV Navigation is a privately-owned company that has specialized in the design of flight control solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) since 2004. It is used by a variety of Tier 1 aerospace manufacturers in a wide range of UAV - also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or 'drones'. These include high-performance tactical unmanned planes, aerial targets, mini-UAVs and helicopters.