Trotter Datavault

DataVault is an open, high performance data acquisition, telemetry, logging, tracking, and control solution.

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Simplifying the Collection and Reporting of Critical Event Data

DataVault is a trusted data acquisition, telemetry, logging, tracking, and control solution for aerial firefighters.

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Real-time Transmission of Operational Data

DataVault transmits location and event data to fire services in real-time, offering greater situational awareness of any operation.

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Complete Telemetry Capture for Advanced Reporting

DataVault enables operators to easily comply with the increasingly stringent reporting needs of authorities worldwide. Information such as locations of start/end of drop, GPS path of drop, amount of retardant dropped, Drop Mode, Engine Start/Stop, Takeoff/Landing and more can be reliably collected and reported.

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Easy Installation and Simple Instrument Interface

DataVault is easily installed into your aircraft, and once installed, offers a simple instrument interface in a busy cockpit environment.

Features

  • Time or Distance based location tracking (pilot selectable)
  • High resolution 10Hz data logging with internal SD Card storage
  • Reporting tools for in-depth data analysis
  • Monitor user I/O with alerts
  • USB Flash-drive for data transfer
  • Developed to exceed NAFC / USFS reporting requirements
  • Pre-programmed bi-directional Air to Ground messaging (with optional Message Interface)
  • Pilot display of linearized tank contents, fuel level or other parameters (with Message Interface)
  • Outputs for control of solenoid and proportional valves / devices
  • Fully configurable for various applications

Accessories

  • Milspec USB Flashdrive Housing kit –  standard
  • GPS/Sat antenna kit – standard
  • I/O expansion cards – optional
  • Message Interface (under development) – optional

Specifications

Trotter DataVault Product Details

Dimensions 188mm x 188mm x 63mm (7 3/8″ x 7 3/8″ x 2 1/2″)
Weight 1.8kg (4 lbs)
Connectors Amphenol automotive, M12, mircroUSB, SMA
Inputs Standard: 2 serial, 4 analog, 4 digital (configurable); Pro: 2 serial, 8 analog, 8 digital (configurable); XM-Pro: 2 serial, 8 analog, 16 digital (configurable) ? requires ext GPS / Sat Modem
Outputs "Standard: 2 serial, 4 digital (3.5A, +30 Volts, internally protected); Pro: 8 digital (3.5A, +30Volts, internally protected); XM-Pro: 2 serial, 16 digital (3.5A, +30Volts), 4 proportional valve drivers"
Buttons 5 button navigation interface, 4x4 keyboard - optional
Indicators 17 status LEDs
Sensors GPS, Accelerometer and Gyro, Internal Thermometer, Power Loss / Batt. Voltage
Screen Type Sunlight readable monochromatic backlit LCD
Antennas External GPS and Iridium
Casing/Housing Aluminum
Input Voltage 18-36V DC
Power Consumption 14w Max (Transmitting)
Power Sources External
Battery Life n/a
Satellite Network Iridium SBD via 9602 modem
Cellular Network n/a
Operating Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Operating Environment <75% Relative Humidity
Environmental Rating IP65
Other Certifications n/a

Simplifying the Collection and Reporting of Vital Event Data

Learn how TracPlus and Trotter Datavault can simplify the collection and reporting of aerial firefighting operations.