- UNIVERSAL OFF-THE-SHELF GROUND CONTROL STATION
- BASED ON FULLY RUGGEDIZED DELL LATITUDE 7424 RUGGED EXTREME HEAVY-DUTY LAPTOP
- INTEGRATED HEAVY-DUTY LAPTOP DOCKING STATION
- TWO HOT-SWAPPABLE LITHIUM BATTERIES
- USER-DEDICATED MODULAR ELECTRONICS COMPARTMENT
- TWO 12 V POWER OUTPUTS FOR DATALINKS
- COMPREHENSIVE SET OF CONNECTIONS
- SUPER BRIGHT 17” AND 14” TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAYS
- 10−32 VDC INPUT RANGE
- OVERVOLTAGE, OVERCURRENT, REVERSE POLARITY PROTECTION
- BATTERY OVER DISCHARGE PROTECTION
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 Dell's Latitude field-proven heavy-duty 14-inch touchscreen, the GCS has an additional 17-inch sunlight-readable 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 RF-modems, video receivers, data links, data storage and recording devices. The connection ports are routed directly from the electronics compartment to the docked laptop. This makes all hardware installation essentially plug and play.
With the capability to be powered from 10-32 VDC, the GCS can be used anytime, anywhere. Dual hot-swappable Lithium batteries provide up to 2 hours of operation time. Batteries can be hot-swapped without restarting the GCS, allowing for extended operation time.
The integrated power distribution system provides two 12 VDC, 50 W power outputs for the equipment in the electronics compartment as well as external devices that are used in conjunction with the GCS. Sensitive electronic equipment is protected by built-in power safety features including over-voltage protection, over-current protection, reverse polarity protection and battery over-discharge protection. The GCS is housed in a military-grade transportation case for maximum protection. A removable Cordura accessories bag makes it convenient to carry small components and accessories such as a joystick, mouse, wiring, antennas, external GPS antenna.