An Unbiased examine demonstrates that VECTOR-600 is prepared for operations as much as SAIL IV – sUAS Information – The Enterprise of Drones

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The evaluation is offered on request to all purchasers who may be .

Madrid, 20 Oct, 2022. – The operational envelope defines the operational danger profile inside which an plane can function safely, taking into account all danger mitigations included inside the system. Via an unbiased examine performed by a acknowledged aerospace institute, UAV Navigation has outlined the operational envelope of the VECTOR-600 autopilot based mostly on the Particular Operations Threat Evaluation (SORA) methodology.

The SORA methodology evaluates the security dangers concerned with the operation of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) of any class, dimension or kind of operation. The Idea of Operation (ConOps) is generally used because the enter for this evaluation; the output takes the type of the Particular Assurance and Integrity Degree (SAIL) for a selected operation, which signifies the extent of robustness which have to be demonstrated for the
Operational Security Targets (OSOs).

On this case, nevertheless, as an alternative of performing a traditional SORA evaluation from the ConOps to the SAIL output, this examine was carried out the opposite means spherical. This was as a result of the target of the examine was to establish the operational envelope of the system.

Taking for example operations in accordance with SAIL III or IV, EUROCAE ED-280 recommends to any operator, together with operations carried out by producers of UAVs, an in depth definition of various mission and platform factors: the ConOps, the whole UAS structure together with features, methods, and implementation, identification and classification of failure situations; verification that security targets are fulfilled and an entire possible failure evaluation utilizing FMEA-like strategies and Fault Tree Evaluation (FTA).

With the intention to assist our purchasers with this course of, particularly for the success of OSO#5 and Step#9 of the SORA, UAV Navigation has ready an FMECA and FTA evaluation carried out by a third-party and unbiased firm on the VECTOR-600 autopilot and its onboard sensor suite, the POLAR-300. The examine concludes that there isn’t any catastrophic failure with a criticality quantity comparable to a possible failure.

In different phrases, inside the operational envelope of the VECTOR-600, any failure – nevertheless distant the chance – is extremely unlikely to lead to a catastrophic end result, such because the lack of the plane.

As beforehand talked about, the operational envelope of the VECTOR-600 autopilot has been decided by following an inverse examine of the SORA methodology. The conclusions reached point out that the system is completely suited to the next operations (together with applicable restrictions the place relevant):

  1. VLOS operations.
  2. VLOS/BVLOS in a managed floor space.
  3. BVLOS VLL in rural areas in uncontrolled airspace.
  4. BVLOS in FL>600.
  5. BVLOS in city áreas.

Following this exhaustive evaluation to outline the operational envelope of UAV Navigation’s VECTOR-600 flight management laptop, the system has proved its robustness and suitability for protected operations over a variety of missions often carried out by skilled UAS.

The evaluation is offered on request to all purchasers who may be . Contact us for particulars of the report.

UAV Navigation – Grupo Oesía

UAV Navigation is a non-public firm with 100% Spanish capital. It has specialised within the design of steerage, navigation and management options (GNC) for Unmanned Aerial Automobiles (UAVs) since 2004.
The flight management options are characterised by their reliability and robustness, getting used on all types of
platforms and underneath all climate situations. These embody high-performance tactical unmanned plane,
VTOL fixed-wing platforms, aerial targets, mini-UAVs and helicopters.  

UAV Navigation is a part of the multinational Oesia Group, a Spanish group of firms with greater than 45 years expertise designing, growing and sustaining cutting-edge know-how for the Safety, Protection and Aerospace sectors; it additionally has an extended historical past of labor in avionics for nationwide stage initiatives. The Oesia Group is concerned in the entire system life cycle (design, improvement, qualification and upkeep) of crucial and non-critical flight methods for Eurofighter EF-2000, A-400M, F-18, C-295, P3-B Orión or MH-60R. The Group is now concerned in essentially the most difficult UAV initiatives, such because the FCAS/NGWS,

Eurodrone and SIRTAP.

Oesia Group has over 3,500 workers with 15 places of work in Spain and America. It’s engaged on initiatives in
23 completely different nations with the primary objective of making a higher, extra environment friendly, safer and sustainable
world. UAV Navigation makes use of a worldwide community of distributors to produce its cutting-edge capabilities
around the globe.

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