Operation

Connect the TS150 according to the installation instructions

  1. Connect the power station to the ground control station
  2. Connect the ground control station to the multicopter.
  3. Extend the cable out of the GS in an orderly manner. In future versions this wil be not neccessary.
  4. Power the TS150 turning the ground switch.
  5. Start Veronte Pipe.
  6. Wait until the ground control station is shown.
  7. Power the multicopter using the air switch.
  8. Wait until the multicopter is on Veronte Pipe.
  9. The system is ready.

Workspace

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Workspace

The picture above shows the workspace for a tethered operation with default telemetry on screen. On the bottom left the motor information is displayed with six dynamic labels that change colour depending on the motor demand. Above the motor information the operator can check the quality of the GNSS solution and on top of it the altitude as well as the vertical speed of the TS150.

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Motors information

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Altitude and climb rate

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GNNS accuracy

Note

Each one of the variables displayed can be arranged to fit the needs of the operation. Moreover new variables can be selected to have any information of the TS150 available.

TS150 Multicopter Control Panel

The TS150 multicopter control panel describes the flight phases of the TS150 multicopter and allows the operator to switch among them.

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TS150 Multicopter Control Panel

Represented in green, it is the actual flight phase and in blue the different flight phases to which it is possible to switch.

Icon Description
icon_veronte Default icon identifying the TS150 multicopter
icon_cloud Cloud feature not enabled
icon_coms Link quality
icon_gps Centers TS150 multicopter on the screen
icon_mission Opens the mission toolbar
icon_runtask Run tasks button
icon_mode Displays the mode of the TS150 multicopter

Thus the phases are explained:

Standby: On standby phase the motors remain stopped.

Armed: All motors will start spinning with constant rate without taking off.

Take off: The TS150 multicopter will increase its altitude and will change to Hover phase automatically.

Hover: In Hover phase position is held and altitude can be modified.

Fly to LND Point: When the operator selects this phase the TS150 multicopter will descend to the designated landing point and it will change to landing phase automatically.

Landing: Landing phase involves the vertical descending of the TS150 multicopter.

GPS Lost: When the GNSS position is lost the TS150 multicopter will enter this phase until the signal is recovered.

TS150 GS Control Panel

The TS150 GS Control Panel provides to the user the buttons required to roll and unroll the cable for storage purposes.

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TS150 GS Control Panel

Icon Description
icon_roll Roll button
icon_unroll Unoll button
icon_stop Stop button
icon_torque1 Torque preset 1
icon_torque2 Torque preset 2

Sensor calibraton

The complete system has been previously calibrated in Embention facilities to ensure the reliability on the measurements provided by the sensors. Nevertheless the user can perform some calibration procedures if needed.

IMU calibration

The calibration menu can be opened directly from the Veronte Pannel button icon_runtask and then icon_calibrate
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Magnetometer calibration

To perform the magnetometer calibration open the calibration menu icon_runtask and select icon_magnetometer. A new window will appear and by clicking on start calibration, the system will start gathering information of the sensor. Three different circles are shown: XY, XZ and YZ. This circles will represent the captured data.

In order to start calibration, press on the Start Calibration button so the system can capture magnetometer data. During the calibration, the system must be oriented in all possible directions so enough data can be captured. Once enough data has been captured, Compute Data sets the calibration.
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Magnetometer calibration panel

Above ground level

The above ground level measurement can be calibrated by selecting in the Veronte Panel icon_runtask and selecting icon_atmosphere. A new window will appear and after accepting the AGL reading will be calibrated.

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Ground reference panel

Camera

The operation of the camera is done by means of the Gimbal widget of the Workspace. The following picture shows diferent options that can be selected by the operator to customize the information displayed over the video feed.

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Configuration of the camera

Geotagging: Shows the coordinates of the cursor and allows the creation of a waypoint on the designated location.

Pointing: Enables the control of the camera from the widget.

Crosshair telemetry: This option shows information about the crosshair.

Zoom control: Enables zoom control

Camera control: Activates zoom control, thermal options and control movement form the widget.

Veronte Vision: Activates the vision processing.

UAV telemety: Allows adding telemetry on top of the video feed.

Record control: enables the record funcion.

AIS system

If your TS150 system is equipped with an AIS receiver, the integrated model installed is a McMurdo Smartfind M15 model.

Once the TS150 system is turned on, AIS system automatically starts working. There is no manual way of turn it on or off.

AIS receiver is installed on the multicopter. To connect the software you will need the supplied ethernet to RS232 to USB converter.

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AIS Diagram

Refer to the manufacturer manual for more information

Emergency Battery Sytem Management

The TS150 is equipped with an emergency battery system in case there is a ground power failure. Batteries have to be fully charged before the flight operation, if they are not fully charged the system will not allow you to fly.

Emergency battery system is composed by two 6S cell batteries inside the multicopter. We use an external charger to charge the batteries.

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Multicopter Batteries Charging Port (Closed)

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Multicopter Batteries Charging Port (Openned)

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Custom Cable Connected To Charger

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Charging Ports

To charge the batteries first connect the custom cable to the charger and to the multicopter. Multicopter connector is located in the rear bottom part. For the charging procedure, please refer to the manufacturer charger manual.

Once the batteries are fully charged, you are ready to flight.

Weather conditions

TS150 is classified as IP53 device and this means it can be operated safely in light rain condition. As light rain criterion, the reference is considered to be the AEMET* description for “lluvia débil” (Spanish):

Light rain is defined as a maximum rain of 2 [mm/h] (2 millimeters per hour) equivalent to 0,0787 [in/h].