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



The evaluation is accessible 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, making an allowance for all danger mitigations included throughout the system. By way of an impartial examine carried out by a acknowledged aerospace institute, UAV Navigation has outlined the operational envelope of the VECTOR-600 autopilot primarily based on the Particular Operations Danger Evaluation (SORA) methodology.

The SORA methodology evaluates the security dangers concerned with the operation of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) of any class, measurement 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 Stage (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 a substitute 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 determine 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, programs, and implementation, identification and classification of failure situations; verification that security targets are fulfilled and a whole possible failure evaluation utilizing FMEA-like strategies and Fault Tree Evaluation (FTA).

So as 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 impartial 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 equivalent to a possible failure.

In different phrases, throughout the operational envelope of the VECTOR-600, any failure – nevertheless distant the chance – is extremely unlikely to end in a catastrophic final 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 acceptable 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 pc, the system has proved its robustness and suitability for protected operations over a variety of missions normally carried out by skilled UAS.

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

UAV Navigation – Grupo Oesía

UAV Navigation is a personal 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 every kind 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 corporations with greater than 45 years expertise designing, creating and sustaining cutting-edge expertise for the Safety, Protection and Aerospace sectors; it additionally has a protracted historical past of labor in avionics for nationwide stage initiatives. The Oesia Group is concerned in the entire system life cycle (design, growth, qualification and upkeep) of important and non-critical flight programs for Eurofighter EF-2000, A-400M, F-18, C-295, P3-B Orión or MH-60R. The Group is now concerned in probably the most difficult UAV initiatives, such because the FCAS/NGWS,

Eurodrone and SIRTAP.

Oesia Group has over 3,500 workers with 15 workplaces in Spain and America. It’s engaged on initiatives in
23 totally different nations with the principle goal of making a higher, extra environment friendly, safer and sustainable
world. UAV Navigation makes use of a worldwide community of distributors to provide its cutting-edge capabilities
all over the world.