Veronte System Overview
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 (Ground): apart from linking to other flying Veronte units and supporting manual and arcade modes with conventional joysticks, it can also control a directional antena 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.
SUM (Software User Manual) for Veronte Pipe, software designed for operating any Veronte powered platform. Users achieve a combination of easy-to-use application, real-time response and, firstly, safe operations.
It has been developed using software standard model of IEEE STD 830-1998, Recommended Practice for Software Requirements Specifications (SRS) and STANAG 4671 documentation, subpart about UAV Control Stations adapted to Veronte system.
Supported operations include:
- Telemetry: View real-time onboard UAV metrics, such as sensors, actuators and control states.
- Telecommand: Support for all synchronous operator control commands that can be sent to the flight segment, e.g. operational mode switch, mission management, payload control and so on.
- Mission design: Configure missions with waypoint definition, payload target, definition and coverage analysis.
- Mission analysis: Rebuild all recorded data from a previous flight and generate plots and reports.
- Configuration: Edit RPAS settings, such as servo trim, interface/port management and so on.
- Multiple Users: One or more operators can work simultaneously.