This test unit is for the test pad

The way to achieve a completely autonomous system is a great challenge, but also time consuming and hard work. We have now completed the first unit of three units that we expect to build in order to develop a fully autonomous system. These control units (pictured) contains small microprocessors and a variety other surrounding electronics such as wireless communication, relays, memory card  etc..

This unit is programmed mainly for control and collect data.
We can at any time stop the computer to either take over the control or change commands in the software.
But everything is not just about control, it is also designed so it can detect errors. Using a variety of backup systems and data it receives from the sensors the computer can evaluate the problem and find a solution.

Glimpse on the inside.
All equipment is not shown for confidential reasons.

We made an early start on the second unit who goes by the nickname PTSS ( Precision tracking space system ). With this GPS on picture, we can`t fly into space with due to the "COCOM" limits. If we exceed these limits, the GPS will shut down. But for now it works ideal for ground testing.

This unit is still on the drawing board, so more info will soon be available, stay tuned..

 LAND  = 1    Maximum speed the GPS will receive at is 233knots/268mph/430kmh.  Useful altitude from -2000 to +9000 meters.
  SEA = 2    Maximum speed the GPS will receive is not specified.  Useful altitude from -2000 to +9000 meters.
  AIR = 3   Maximum speed the GPS will receive at is 1000knots/1150mph/1800kmh.  Useful altitude from -2000 to +50,000 meters.