Rockwell Collins to provide micro inertial navigation sensors for FT Sistemas unmanned helicopter

April 7, 2016
SANTIAGOChile, 7 April 2016. FT Sistemas engineers in Chile have selected Rockwell Collins in Brazil to provide a Micro Inertial Navigation Sensor (INS) for the new FT-200FH Category 2 unmanned helicopter.

SANTIAGO, Chile, 7 April 2016. FT Sistemas engineers in Chile have selected Rockwell Collins in Brazil to provide a Micro Inertial Navigation Sensor (INS) for the new FT-200FH Category 2 unmanned helicopter.

“This contract is another step in our long lasting relationship with FT Sistemas as we provide advanced technology to this brand new unmanned aerial vehicle,” explains Marcelo Vaz, managing director for Rockwell Collins do Brasil.

The Micro INS is an advanced INS/GPS (global positioning system) with an integrated air data system and magnetometer that offers complete, accurate platform state data. Weighing around 100 grams, the Micro INS incorporates an internal disk-on-chip for extended data logging, and meets demanding environmental requirements for shock, vibration, temperature, and humidity.

The Micro INS uses reliable micro electromechanical systems sensors, including accelerometers, rate gyros, magnetometer, and air data pressure sensors, along with a differential ready, Wide Area Augmentation System-enabled GPS receiver.

“Rockwell Collins has been a valued partner throughout the last 10 years, and we're proud to have them working with us in a new project. It is great to have a partner that brings great technology and local support to better serve our needs,” says Nei Brasil, FT Systems CEO.

FT Sistemas, a Brazilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) house, develops and deploys high-performance Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) centered systems for military, government, and civil markets. The company is recognized by the Brazilian Government as a Strategic Defense Company. The core capabilities in remote sensing, decision intelligence, command and control, and UAV design, production, and deployment, support customers operations in Brazil and abroad.

Rockwell Collins develops and deploys aviation and high-integrity solutions for both commercial and government applications. The company provides flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management.

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