Vehicle Control Computer
Systems integrators with innovative vehicle designs, but without their own vehicle control software infrastructure can hit the ground running with VCT's Vehicle Control Computer (VCC).
VCT has standardized on a set of COTS PC-104 cards and several custom boards that provide all the functions needed in a UUV, Tow Body, or ROV, and host VCT's control system software. Since the cards are reused on multiple vehicles and upgraded and refined as obsolescence issues arise, your VCC can be easily upgraded to the latest tested configuration.
The vehicle control software is set up to be reusable across any type of vehicle or control system, and can be easily configured via a text file input. VCT can provide a basic UUV, Tow Body, or ROV control system, or can do detailed design work for a more sophisticated vehicle. You have access to VCT's library of device code as well as vehicle Operator Console and Data Review Tool.
- PC-104 Card Stack with Intel Atom CPU, serial ports (12 or 24), environmental monitoring, remote administration, power distribution, fiber optics, MicroStrain IMU, etc...
- Vehicle Controller Software license with optional custom autopilot
- Operator Console Software for mission planning and monitoring
- Data Review Tool Software for analyzing flight data
Universal Tail Cone
VCT’s Universal Tail Cone is an interchangeable propulsion and actuator module that fits vehicles with diameters ranging from 7” to 15”. The tail cone contains all the moving parts in a typical vehicle. It is field replaceable in 30 minutes with only 6 bolts and one connector to remove.