UAS: Ground Control System
The GCS (Ground Control System) provides a common command and control solution for AeroVironment’s family of small UAS. Small, lightweight, and combat proven, the GCS displays real-time video from the air vehicle’s payload cameras to personnel on the ground. In addition, the GCS allows the operator to capture screen images, store and playback data for target assessment, and facilitates real-time retransmission of video and metadata to an operations network.
When embedded at remote locations, a GCS can also be operated as a Remote Video Terminal (RVT), enabling Command Centers or Monitoring Stations with the same viewing and analysis capability of the UAV operator.
The GCS is compact and portable, taking up only a portion of a small backpack. It can be assembled in less than two minutes and its ease of use empowers the operators of Raven, Wasp and Puma small UAS with manual or autonomous capabilities to provide reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition missions day and night.