UAV Navigation, company leader in guidance, navigation and control solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs/UAS), has released a recent update of its VECTOR-MCC.
The VECTOR-MCC (Mission Control Computer) gives even more freedom and flexibility to the client, suitable for projects that require extensive I/O capabilities and/or custom payload management.
The VECTOR-MCC allows the correct segregation between logics related to stabilization & control and special payloads or mission management. This procedure facilitates the certification process.
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 (FCC).
The VECTOR-MCC provides the user flexibility to focus in adding value to the production process and develop their own drivers for payloads which are not critical to flight safety and without the risk of interfering with core UAV control.
The VECTOR-MCC software may be developed by the client independently having its own audit. This allows the user to develop the code and need not share sensitive information about payloads or missions with the FCC manufacturer.
The VECTOR-MCC provides the possibility of creating a segregated architecture that makes the certification process easier and helps to establish the different DAL levels in the architecture. This way, flight safety is ensured as the unit with FCC functionalities is isolated from payload features, reducing failure probability.