Portable Ground Control Unit for UAV

The PGCU.3 is based on a console with controls

The PGCU.3 is based on a console with controls and a docking interface for a military-grade rugged Getac X500 laptop computer. All main UAV and payload controls are collected on the ergonomic control panel. Console joysticks, push-buttons and switches are industrial water-proofed units. Console housing is made of aluminum alloy.

PGCU.3 can be used as a simulator. A digital modem integrated into the UAVOS system provides UAV control without using an external antenna complex. UAVOS has also developed a switching and power supply board which allows the PGCU.3 to work from various power sources, as well as to charge the docked computer.

Use Cases

  • Real-time telemetry information from the UAV/platform
  • Payload control
  • Reception, recording, storage and playback of payload information with real time display
  • Control of flight modes and payload operation
  • Preparation and upload of the mission
  • Real-time platform health monitoring
  • Preflight and post-flight inspection
  • Registering target coordinates
  • Flight mission control
  • Flight mission protocol logging
  • Flight mission simulation


Parameter Value
Temperature range: -20°C..55°C
Dimensions: Length 656 mm, width 332 mm, height 128 mm
Battery life of the GCS: Not less than 2.5 hours
Weight: Console weight – 3.9kg
Getac X500 weight – 5.5kg
Control panel: - Secure keyboard
- 11 function buttons, 2 rotary controls, 2 switches
- Payload joystick
- UAV joystick
- Accelerator joystick
- Battery status indicator
Accumulator batteries and chargers: - Standard internal Li-Fe rechargeable battery: 10.8V, 8700mAh
- AC adapter (150W, 100-240VAC, 50 / 60Hz)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ vPro™ Processor 2.9GHz, Max 3.9GHz
RAM: 8 Gb DDR4
Display: 15.6" TFT LCD FHD (1920 x 1080)
Hard Drive: SSD 512GB
Wireless network: - Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 802.11ac
- Bluetooth® (v4.2)
External connectors: - Serial port (9-pin; D-sub) x 2
- External VGA (15-pin; D-sub) x 1
- Microphone (Mini-jack) x 1
- Audio output (Mini-jack) x 1
- DC in Jack x 1
- USB 3.0 x 4
- LAN (RJ45) x 2
- HDMI x 1
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