Automatic control system

The system is to control moving objects automatically, semi-automatically or manually. Today we have system configurations for the following unmanned systems:

  • airplanes for take-off from the runway and landing on the runway in automatic mode
  • helicopters for take-off and landing in automatic mode
  • motor boats
  • carriers lighter than the air

Almost any payload type can be connected and controlled through the interfaces:

  • 1-Wire interface
  • RS485
  • TTL UART interface
  • RS232

The ground control station concept is scaleable, from operation from two laptop computers (one for mission planning/control, one for payload control, imagery exploitation) to larger, integrated suites. The mission planning/control workstation displays UAV position and status information in real-time, to an aviation-style instrument panel, with integrated checklists and failure procedures. Mission planning and preparation are done using Geographical Information System (GIS) data, and the entire mission can be viewed and rehearsed within a 3-D synthetic environment. The GIS environment allows the display of additional layers of GIS data, such as threat zones, no-fly zones and other intelligence information.The payload control workstation allows the payload operator to control the payload and have simultaneously access to mission planning information.

Main system functions:

    - automated control of moving objects

    - operating mechanisms control

    - engine control

    - semi-automatic control with automatic stabilization of a moving object

    - manual control through main 900MHz channel

    - from ground control station

    - from the pilot RC console through RM, 2,4GHz channel

    - control of moving objects in emergency mode

    - payload control

    - payload feedback 

    - rotating platform control in gyrostabilization mode under AP-7 control

    - telemetrics receipt and transfer between control GCU and a moving object

    - ground simulation mode – a simulator

    - an operator training in the flight simulator with a/c virtual model downloaded

    - per-flight a/c and flight assignment testing

    - onboard power control

    - power stabilization

    - conversion

    - distribution, i.a. in emergency electric supply mode

    - onboard power monitoring