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Teleoperation system for remotely piloted helicopters

The teleoperation system has been specially designed to aid pilots of remotely piloted helicopters. The system facilitates the pilot work in low visibility conditions and makes possible the cooperation with other autonomous and remotely piloted vehicles.

The system integrates both hardware and software components to perform its functions. The hardware is composed of both on-board and on-ground components. The helicopter carries on a collection of devices for status monitoring, data processing, data link with the ground station and application oriented devices such as cameras and sensors. The ground segment comprises the pilot special screen and a notebook for data visualization.

The main functions of the teleoperation software are the communications with the helicopter and the implementation of a Human Machine Interface (HMI).

Reported by

Asociacion de la Investigacion y Cooperacion Industrial de Andalucia
Edificio de la Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Camino de los Descubrimientos s/n
41092 Sevilla