Veronte is the main element in our Flight Control System for UAS. As it can be seen in the diagram, Veronte hardware is used both in the ground segment (Ground) and onboard the UAV (either Air or Vision).
Veronte contains all the electronics and sensors needed in order to properly execute all the functions needed to control the UAV. A Veronte-based FCS contains the following elements:
- Veronte (Air): it executes in real time all the guidance, navigation and control algorithms for the carrying airframe, acting on the control surfaces and propulsion system and processing the signals from different sensors: accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometer, static pressure, dynamic pressure, GPS (EGNOS/Galileo compatible).
- Veronte (Vision): alternative to Veronte Air. Same functionalities as Air plus video/vision capabilities.
- Veronte (Ground): apart from linking to other flying Veronte units and supporting manual and arcade modes with conventional joysticks, it can also control a directional antenna in order to expand the maximum range. It communicates to Veronte Pipe (software for ground segment mission management).
- Veronte Pipe: software for mission management at the ground segment. It monitors flying vehicles in real time and can also reproduce past missions in an offline manner. It is also the graphical user interface where commands and flight plans are produced.
Veronte autopilot includes the following features in order to provide your UAS with the best safety performances:
- Redundant IMU.
- Redundant GPS receiver.
- Redundant Pressure sensor.
- Dual core principal microprocessor + dissimilar safety microcontroller (comicro).
- Independent power supply for main system and safety microcontroller.
In case any malfunction occurs in the microprocessor, the comicro can activate different safety mechanism by means of 2 digital outputs and 1 serial port.