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Data Acquisition and Control Applications for Unmanned Military Vehicles

UEI provides a variety of rugged military-grade automatic controllers, data loggers, communication interfaces and input / output (I/O) boards to meet defence industry requirements.

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UEI provides a variety of rugged military-grade automatic controllers, data loggers, communication interfaces and input / output (I/O) boards to meet defence industry requirements.

Each military transportation application is unique and requires the flexibility of products to adapt to varied requirements. To this effect, UEI offers many low-power and high-density I/O products.

The company’s portfolio is suitable for a wide range of data acquisition and control applications for land, ground and unmanned vehicles.

Unmanned land vehicles for military operations

A large military operation in the development of an unmanned land vehicle needed a rugged, low power, high-density controller for the vehicle, as well as a comprehensive and flexible system to handle all I/O requirements.

THE UEIPAC 600 cube runs a standard Linux operating system and can be easily configured with a wide range of interfaces.
The UEI MIL Cube is an advanced, military-specified I/O and data acquisition platform.
The ruggedised chassis' innovative architecture offers a simple and global software application programme interface (API) to construct, add and reconfigure applications according to I/O layers.
The single slot data acquisition and control cube (UEINet) is suitable for a large range of distributed data acquisition, control and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications.
The DNA-PPC5 three-slot control cube with PowerPC CPU is a compact, rugged, Ethernet-based DAQ interface.
The DNF-4-1g is a compact, rugged and highly integrated Ethernet I/O data acquisition platform.
The DNR-12-1G RACKtangle chassis is a compact (3U), rugged Ethernet-based data acquisition and control I/O rack.
Designed for use in adverse conditions, the DNR-MIL is an ideal solution for military deployments.
The DNx-1553-553 is a high-performance, two channel MIL-STD-1553 interface.
The DNx-429-512 is a 12 channel ARINC-429 receiver interface. The board is fully compliant with the ARINC 429 spec and supports both high-speed (100kHz) and low-speed (12.5kHz) operation.

The unit also needed to be flexible as depending on the end application of the unmanned land vehicle (ULV), therefore many different types of sensors and controls would be installed.

Finally, in order to preserve experience with other vehicles and to ensure fast and robust system operation, the unit must be based upon the Linux operating system.

UEIPAC programmable automation controller system

Our UEIPAC programmable automation controller system provides environmental (tested: from -40° to 85°C), and physical ruggedness (50G shock, 5G vibration) requirements and allows the installation of between six and 12 I/O boards depending on the chassis style.

It runs a standard Linux operating system and has the ability to be easily configured with a wide variety of analogue, digital, counter / timer, quadrature encoder, serial and global positioning system (GPS) interfaces.

The software is written on a standard Linux PC (or may be written in a Windows environment under Cygwin) using UEI’s powerful and yet simple UEIDAQ framework. The framework provides complete support for all common versions of Linux, as well as all Windows and Vista programming languages and applications.

Depending on the end application and the sensors required, the UEIPAC components used in the various systems include DNA-AI-207, DNA-A0-308, DNA-CT-601, DNA-QUAD-604, DNA-SL-501, DNA-GPS, and the DNA-DIO-404.

UEI DNA-MIL cube data acquisition for military specifications

The UEI DNA-MIL Cube is an advanced military-specified data acquisition and I/O platform housed in a compact 6.2in x 7.1in x 8.7in chassis. The DNA-MIL platform is 100% commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) based and supported by UEI’s large family of I/O boards.

The DNA-MIL is designed to meet MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 (including all power supply requirements) and supports virtually any input, sensor, and interface I/O.

Ruggedised chassis for application construction and reconfiguration

The ruggedised chassis is easily configured as a standalone I/O controller or embedded, programmed and hardened for integration with high-density, multifunction data acquisition systems. Its highly advanced architecture provides users with a simple and universal software application programme interface (API) to construct, add and reconfigure applications based upon the I/O layers.

The chassis can also run Simulink models for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and rapid prototyping while users remotely monitor and tune parameters, as well as enable all I/O connections through 38999-style round connectors. It also features built-in-testing and self-diagnostic capability for check status operation and efficient reliability.

About UEI

UEI provides high-quality hardware, software and services to enable global engineers and scientists to interface data acquisition and control hardware.

We specialise in Modbus transmission control protocol (TCP) markets, data logger / recorder programmable automation controller (PAC), and PC / ethernet data acquisition and control and employ state-of-the-art technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators and individual researchers / developers.

ULV Controller

A large military operation in the development of an Unmanned Land Vehicle (ULV) needed a rugged, low-power, high-density controller for the vehicle, as well as a comprehensive and flexible system to handle all of the unit's input / output (I/O).

United Electronic Industries, Inc.

27 Renmar Avenue
Walpole
Massachusetts 02081
United States of America

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