nxFCU CSMC

Dual Redundant Control, Sensors and Links

The nxFCU CSMC is an extension of the baseline nxFCU, offering non only tightly integrated dual redundant navigation, flight control and mission management solution for UAVs, but also integrated redundant RF links. Ideal for high-end Tactical and Mini UAVs, this rugged, single failure tolerant unit, with dissimilar hardware and safety certifiable software, provides the ultimate in automation reliability in a SWaP sensitive design. Communication reliability is ensured through redundant LOS and BLOS data links, while video streaming is enhanced to include in-flight compression, archiving and retrieval for a complete avionics solution.

Features

Overview

  • Single failure tolerant navigation, flight control and mission management unit
  • Redundant, multi-constellation GNSS, air-data and inertial sensors
  • Wide range of configurable I/O (Serial, Ethernet, GPIO, PWM, CAN, ADC)
  • Redundant LOS and BLOS communication links
  • Video streaming, with in-flight compression, archiving and retrieval

Applications

  • Fixed and rotary wing UAVs
  • High-end civil/military Tactical and Mini UAVs
  • SWaP sensitive unmanned systems

Key Advantages

  • Single failure tolerant with dissimilar hardware
  • Rugged, reliable and environmentally qualified design
  • Small, light-weight and low power (SWaP sensitive)
  • Safety certifiable software architecture (DO-178C)
  • Pairing-enabled for further distributed redundancy
  • Customisable electrical and mechanical interfaces
  • Very wide input voltage range
  • Integrated telemetry/C2 and video data links
  • Optional Iridium satellite and GSM BLOS communication

Technical Specifications

GENERAL
Navigation GNSS/AD-Aided INS (EKF)
Control Fixed & Rotary Wing
Mission Waypoints, Loiter, Follow
Health Monitoring PBIT, CBIT, IBIT
Redundancy Dual Redundant
Certification DO-178C SW Certifiable
SENSORS
GNSS Receiver Redundant
GNSS Accuracy (Differential) < 2 cm
GPS & GLONASS Tracking Yes
GALILEO & BEIDOU Tracking Yes
IMU & Magnetometer Redundant MEMS
Air-Data 150 KIAS, 18 kft
INPUT / OUTPUT
Serial (RS-422/485/232) 16x
GPO / PWM 16x
GPI / Input Capture 16x
Ethernet 2x Gigabit
CAN 1x 1 Mbps
ADC 4x 16 Bit
TELEMETRY / C2
Frequencies ~400, 900 or 2400 MHz
Data Rate < 230 kbps
LOS Range 50km to 100km
Redundancy Dual LOS Links
GSM (HSPA+) Optional
Iridium Satellite Optional
WLAN (802.11 b/g) Optional
VIDEO STREAMING
Video Input GigE Vision
Video Compression H.264
Streaming Frequency S/C-Band
Streaming Data Rate < 12 Mbps
Streaming Range 50km to 100km
Data Storage 64 GB
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL
Dimensions (H x W x D) 100 x 128 x 122 mm
Mass 1 360 g
Input Voltage 6 to 36 VDC
Power (Typical) 35 W
Regulated Servo Power External
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature -40 to +71°C
Storage Temperature -40 to +105°C
Vibration & Shock MIL-STD-810G

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