Veronte is provided using an anodized aluminium enclosure with enhanced EMI shielding and IP protection. The total weight including a 900 MHz / 2.4GHz radio module is 190 g.
All Veronte versions share the same enclosure. The only difference is the distribution of the connectors on the panel (to make the connections go to the Connector Layout section).
Veronte (all dimensions are in mm)
M4 screws are recommended for mounting.
Veronte Mounting (all dimensions are in mm)
Although Veronte ultimately rejects noise and high-frequency modes of vibration with electronic filters, an adequate vibration isolation design can improve the performances and extend the lifetime of Veronte.
Veronte can be mounted in different ways in order to reject the airframe vibration. The simplest could be achieved by just using a double-sided tape on the bottom side of Veronte. Other ways may use some external structure which could be rigidly attached to the airframe and softly attached to Veronte (e.g. foam, silent blocks, αgel, etc…).
The user should take into account that wiring should be positioned in a way which allows avoiding vibration transmission from airframe to autopilot.
In cases where Veronte isolation is not viable, it is possible to use soft engine mounts. It is also recommended when there are other sensible payloads like video cameras or for high vibration engines.
The location of Veronte has no restrictions. You only need to configure its relative position with respect to the centre of mass of the aircraft and the GPS antenna. The configuration of the location of Veronte can be easily configured using VerontePipe Software.
The orientation of Veronte has no restrictions either. You only need to configure Veronte axes with respect to the aircraft body axes by means of a rotation matrix or a set of correspondences between axes. The configuration of the orientation of Veronte can be easily configured using Veronte Pipe Software.
Veronte axes are printed on the box and aircraft coordinates are defined by the standard aeronautical conventions.
|1||RF antenna (SMA Jack Female)|
|2||GPS antenna (SMA Jack Female)|
|4||Veronte power and I/O (Micro-D)|
|5||Static pressure port (Fitting 5/64in)|
|6||Dynamic pressure port (Fitting 5/64in)|
|7||Expansion board (Micro-D)|
|8||Composite Video (SMA Jack Female)|
|9||WIFI(SMA Jack Female)|
Veronte Connection Panel
For both pressure ports, mating with clamped 2mm internal diameter flexible tubing is recommended.
(SMA Jack Female)
|SMA Plug Female, low-loss cable is recommended (e.g. RG-174, RG-316)|
Antenna 900 MHz Whip, 1/2 wave Omni-directional 2 dBi
(SMA Jack Female)
|SMA Plug Female, low loss cable is recommended (e.g. RG-174, RG-316)|
Active Antenna GPS: Gain min 15dB (to compensate signal loss in RF Cable) max 50dB, maximum noise figure 1.5dB, power supply 3.3V max current 20 mA
|3||Ethernet (RJ-45)||RJ-45 Plug Shield, Cat 5e|
|4a/ab||Power and I/O (Micro-D)||Receptacle 25-pin Micro-D connector|
The system uses three antennas to operate that must be installed on the airframe, one for radio communications and another for GPS positioning. Here you can find some advice for obtaining the best performance and for avoiding antenna interferences.
|Communication / Video Antenna|
Veronte has two pressure input lines, one for static pressure to determine the absolute pressure and one for pitot in order to determine the dynamic pressure.
Absolute pressure connection on the aircraft is mandatory while pitot port can be obviated in some aircrafts, pitot port absence must be configured on Veronte Pipe software.
It is recommended to use Embention dual Pitot tube, including both, static and pitot intakes.