Developing a Ground Control Station with dependable communication for a UAV

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Supervisor:
Vörös András
Department of Measurement and Information Systems

Nowadays the usage of unmanned aircrafts shows an increasing number.

UAVs appeared for the first time in the 1960s in military use, where it would have been risky to endanger human life, for example observation and discovery tasks.

In recent years, because of it's low running costs and practical usage, this technology has proved that it is useful in other areas, eg. geological research, helping fire units, agricultural, meteorological and hobby use.

MTA SZTAKI Rendszer és Irányításelméleti Kutatólaboratórium has developed control algorithms, which was elaborated into practice by an unmanned vehicle. In addition to the safe operation and for potentially active faults occur, it is defended with redundant hardware elements.

In the context of this thesis I worked out a software for the ground control station of this airplane, which is used to process and display the redundantly sent radio signals. The ground staff can see a map-based visualization of the active waypoints and the route of the plane, on an other window they can see diagnostic datas and faults. It is possible to create and upload flight plan, which contains the turning points which the aircraft needs to follow.lőre, melynek fordulópontjait követi.

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