UAV Navigation has launched a new product known as the VECTOR-400, a compact autopilot which has been designed specifically for Aerial Targets.
It features a robust enclosure and a military grade connector designed to withstand the harshest environments, in accordance with MIL-STD 810 and MIL-STD 461.
Tobias Webster, managing director of UAV Navigation, said: “We wanted to develop a solution specifically for manufacturers of Aerial Targets.
“That is why it was important for the autopilot to have the features required by this kind of UAV, such as Sea-Skimming (extremely low level flight) or the capability to navigate without a GNSS signal.”
Thanks to its physical and logical redundancy, the firm outlines how the VECTOR-400 is able to continue a mission in case of individual sensor failure and even when subject to jamming, maintaining accurate estimations of attitude and position.
It features advanced algorithms for stall prevention and the ability to carry out an efficient gliding manoeuvre in case of engine failure.
The VECTOR-400 uses an Air Data Attitude and Heading Reference System (ADAHRS) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) developed by UAV Navigation, which provides high precision attitude information and which allows reliable navigation.
Webster continued: “The VECTOR-400 is not a product in isolation, rather it forms part of our global strategy. Some of its main features, such as the execution of completely automatic functions or its compact and easy to integrate software, which also allow it to be operated in case of datalink failure, are already used in other products in our autopilot family, such as the VECTOR-600.”