Veronte Panel is the display that shows the different phases of the flight operation and permits the user to change from one to another. Besides, it can be configured to allow the user to change different parameters of a phase during a real flight (gains, speed, altitude and so on). The panel also shows the checklist that contains a set of actions that must be done before entering into a new phase. The menu detailed in this section is used to configure these and more features of Veronte Panel.

Sort Phases

The first menu gives the option to arrange the phases that will appear on the panel. Just dragging a phase a moving it wherever is desired will change its location in the panel.

Phases Disposition

Checklist

In this menu, the checklist that will appear in the Panel is configured. The blue box displays all the phases configured for the operation.  In each on of them, new elements for the checklist can be added with the button “Add”.

The configurable parameters for each element are:

  • Name: the name that will identify the element.
  • Type: the element of the checklist can be from different types.
    • None: any action is performed, it is just a check for the user to do something external to Pipe
    • Atmosphere: set the atmosphere parameters  (temeperature…)
    • Automation: selection between a set of automations, in order to only activate one of them for the phase that the aircraft is entering in.

Drag the automations to a group to create the selection. It is only possible to select one automation between the ones of a group. It is possible to have more than one group.

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As an example, the previous figure shows an automation selection on the checklist. The user has to select between two automations previously included in a group. Once one of them is selected, the other one will be automatically deactivated.

  • Command: send to the UAV a position, a yaw angle or the wind velocity in the three axes.
  • In Range Check: Allows checking if a variable is between the range selected.
  • Required for phase change: the element must be checked to go to another phase.
  • Show only once: the check will only appear the first time that its phase is executed.

Checklist Configuration

Confirmation

This menu is used to create confirmation messages that appear when a button is pressed. It is a safety system for not pressing any keys by mistake.

By default, this window displays only one button to ask confirmation from: the radio link.

Panel Confirmation

For the other custom buttons created by the user for Veronte panel, the confirmation option is included when creating the button. When configuring the Button event, the system provides a check to include a confirmation when selecting that option (visit section 6.6).

When the user is trying to do an action (previously selected), Veronte Pipe will show a warning message like the following, asking us confirmation.

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Confirmation  – Example

Notifications

This menu is used to select which notifications will appear in the Side Panel and the way in which the user wants to hide them:

  • Mouse confirmation – It is necessary to pass with the mouse on notifications in order to hide them.
  • Auto-hide – Notification will auto hide in few seconds.
  • No show – The notifications will not show up.

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Panel – Notifications

Besides the notifications that appear by default on this menu, it is possible to include some other system alarms or even custom ones created by the user. Click on “+” to display a popup window that allows the selection of a new variable. It is also possible to delete the notifications shown by default, click  on “-” to eliminate it from the error list.

In the following table will be described the error types of the notification panel.

NotificationCausePossible solution
GPS navigation downThe system is not connected to GPS signalCheck the GPS signal in the area and the GPS antenna connection
No writing telemetrySystem is not writing telemetry in the onboard logCheck the Air micro SD. It could be corrupted or without memory available
File system errorSystem has one or more corrupted filesTry to repeat the operation or check the micro SD files
Out of georeferenced areaThe GPS position is out of the areas with terrain altitude informationsGo to Terrain Profile in Mission Panel and move manually Coarse and Fine areas or choose Auto to make the system doing it automatically and save.
Power A errorThe alimentation voltage is out of the admitted rangeGo to “Electrical” section of the manual to check admitted voltages
Servo X saturedThe servo number X is actually saturedCheck the servos panel to set the moving range
System not ready to start
  1. No GPS connection
  2. Licence expired
  1. See “GPS navigation down”
  2. Update the licence expiration
Task X real time errorSystem is not able to complete all tasks:

  • 1 means High level
  • 5 means Low level
Check system variables in Variables Panel and move the operations to a lower level.
Stick errorThe stick is not connected to Air autopilotCheck radio signal and stick connection (in case of HIL simulation it will be simulated)
Capture A errorThe Ground is not receiving the stick signalCheck the Ground-Stick connection
Inside Polygon XThe aircraft is actually inside the selected polygon (X is the polygon number)Exit the aircraft from the polygon

 

 Note: In some cases,  it will be necessary to restart the autopilot once the solution of one of this problems has been applied (“Out of georeferenced area” for example).