Trotter Datavault

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


Approved for aerial firefighting

Developed to exceed NAFC / USFS AFF reporting requirements.


Collect and store data for reporting

High-resolution data logging and reporting tools for in-depth data analysis

trotter datavault device


  • 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
    • Plug and Play connection to Air Tractor FRDS GENII
    • Logs over 45 parameters to SD/USB and transmits real time status to NAFC
    • Extensive I/O and firmware capability to support other aircraft / fire gate types
  • 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


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


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)
Outputs (Standard) 2 serial, 4 digital (3.5A, +30 Volts, internally protected)
Inputs (Pro) 2 serial, 8 analog, 8 digital (configurable)
Outputs (Pro) 8 digital (3.5A, +30Volts, internally protected)
Inputs (XM-Pro) 2 serial, 8 analog, 16 digital (configurable) ? requires ext GPS / Sat Modem
Outputs (XM-Pro) 2 serial, 16 digital (3.5A, +30Volts), 4 proportional valve drivers
Sensors GPS, Accelerometer and Gyro, Internal Thermometer, Power Loss / Batt. Voltage
Screen Type Sunlight readable mono-chromatic backlit LCD
Indicators 17 status LEDs
Antennas External GPS and Iridium
Casing/Housing Aluminum
Input Voltage 18-36 VDC
Power Consumption 14w Max (Transmitting)
Power Sources External
Satellite Network Iridium SBD via 9602 modem
Cellular Network None
Operating Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Operating Environment <75% Relative Humidity
Environmental Rating IP65
Other Certifications None


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