GCS uses a concept of user-dedicated electronics compartment, where user can install application specific equipment for his particular needs.
UAV Factory’s off-the-shelf portable Ground Control Station (GCS) is a flexible and universal solution for controlling unmanned vehicles and payloads. By using a unique, modular electronics compartment (MEC), application specific hardware can be quickly installed. This flexibility allows the GCS to be configured to control unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV), ground robots, bomb disposal robots, remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and other robotic devices. The GCS can also be configured to control and monitor measurement and sensing equipment.
Based on Panasonic’s CF-31 Toughbook, the GCS has additional 17’’ sunlight readable touch screen display, advanced power distribution system with hot-swappable dual batteries and status monitoring features. The GCS is housed in a military grade rugged lightweight case which makes it ideal for use in harsh environments.
The GCS can be configured for many different applications by using the modular electronics compartment. The modular electronics compartment contains a comprehensive set of connections which allows the user to install application specific hardware such as autopilot hardware, video receivers, data storage and recording devices and data links. The connection ports are routed directly from the electronics compartment to the docked Panasonic CF-31. This makes all hardware installation essentially plug and play.