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VECTOR-600 Technical Specification

FLIGHT CONTROL 

Fully automatic, multi-waypoint, 3D flight-plan following.

Axis

3 (roll, pitch, yaw)

Auto throttle

Yes

Auto takeoff/landing

Yes

PAYLOAD MANAGEMENT

Gyro-stabilization

Yes

Flare/parachute

Auto or manual firing

I/O

Total I/O lines

62

Servo or General purpose I/O lines

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

NOTE: GPIOs are 5V tolerants. In normal conditions the input signal should be in the range 0 to 3.3V.

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)
  • 2 x RS-422/485 (up to 1Mbps)

Ethernet

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. Conversion extends from 0V to 3.3V

REDUNDANCY AND SAFETY

Flight Control CPU

2

Online sensor diagnostics

Yes (Continuous Built-In Test, CBIT)

Sensor failure tolerance

All single, several multiple

Dual Power Supply

Yes

MTBF

Over 19 500 h

ELECTRICAL

Supply (unregulated)

9V to 36V DC

Power consumption

2.5 W

MECHANICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL

Safety Of Flight (SOF) Testing

Fully tested and passed in accordance with MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-461F for:

  • Vibration
  • Shock
  • Humidity and water resistance
  • EMC/EMI
  • Temperature
  • Altitude
  • Tolerance to wide power supply

(full details and test reports available on request)

Enclosure Material

Grade 6082 Aluminium Alloy

IP Rating

Designed to conform with IP66

Size (mm, H x W x L)

45.0 x 68.0 x 74.5 (see VECTOR-600 Mechanical Dimensions)

Weight

180g

Humidity

Up to 90% RH, non-condensing

Temperature range

-40ºC to +85ºC

Altitude

Up to 36000 ft AMSL

System Connector #1

25-pin GLENAIR MWDM2L-25PCBR-110

System Connector #2

37-pin GLENAIR MWDM2L-37PCBR-110

GPS Antenna Connector

50 Ohm SMA Female *

Pressure connectors diameter

3.0 mm

Shock survival

500g 8ms 1/2 sine

Mounting screws

4 x M4

ESD compliant

IEC 61.000-4-2-level 4

Environmental Qualification

MIL-STD-810

EMC/EMI Qualification

MIL-STD-461

* Please, go to the following article to know the recommendations for the SMA Torque: SMA Torque - Handling Recommendations.

  • AHRS-INS (ADS, IMU, GPS) Information:

REDUNDANCY AND SAFETY

Online Sensor Diagnostics

Yes

Sensor Failure Tolerance

All single, several multiple

GNSS

Receiver Type

72 Channel, L1C/A, L1OF, B1I, E1B/C

Constellations

GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Antenna

Active (for best performance) or passive

Antenna Connector

50 Ohm SMA Female *

Antenna Power Supply

3.2 V

Time to First Fix (Cold / Hot)

< 26 s / < 2 s

Navigation Update Rate

5 Hz

Velocity Accuracy

0.05 m/s (50% at 30 m/s)

Heading Accuracy

< 0.4º Dynamic (50% @ 30 m/s)

Horizontal Position Accuracy

2.5 m (CEP, 50%, 24 h static, -130 dbm, >6 SVs)

Accuracy of Time Pulse Signal

30 ns RMS, 60 ns 99%

Frequency of Time Pulse Signal

1 pps

Altitude / Velocity Limit

50,000 m / 500 m/s

AIR DATA SYSTEM (ADS)

Airspeed Range

15 – 220 kt

43 – 450 kt (Under Request)

Airspeed Accuracy

± 3% Reading
Airspeed Precision

± 1 kt

Altimeter Range

-2,000 ft to +36,000 ft AMSL

Altimeter Accuracy

± 3% Reading

Altimeter Precision

± 1 ft

INTERFACING

Sampling Rate (IMU + Altitude)

Up to 500 Hz

ACCELEROMETERS

Accelerometers Range

± 8 g, all Axes (± 15 g Under Request)

3dB Bandwidth

200 Hz

Noise

< 0.43 mg/√Hz

RATE GYRO RANGE

Gyro Range

± 300 º/s (all axis)

3dB Bandwidth

77 Hz

Noise

0.015 °/s /√Hz

MAGNETOMETER

Internal Magnetometer

3 Axis (External Magnetometer available: MG01)

Magnetometer Attitude Compensation

Yes

Full Scale Range

±  1000  µT

Sensibility

0.10  µT

Maximum Applied Magnetic Field

100,000  µT

Calibration Mode

3D / 2D

AHRS/INS DYNAMIC ACCURACY**

Pitch & Roll Error 

< 0.5º

Heading Error

< 1º

Estimated Position Accuracy

2.5 m CEP, GNSS & SBAS available

Drift 

<30 m/min (continuous, not first minute only)

* Please, go to the following article to know the recommendations for the SMA Torque: SMA Torque - Handling Recommendations.

**  1σ precision in single cylinder piston powered UAV standard flight, with full sensor suite operational. Values are valid for internal and external magnetometer operation.