Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Unmanned Vehicle System (UVS) Control Displays
The use case for unmanned vehicles in the air, sea and on land is expanding rapidly. From the earliest beginnings as unmanned military surveillance, platforms have evolved for use in transport, logistics, agriculture, law enforcement and a host of other commercial applications. The expansion of the use of unmanned equipment requires that complex and reliable control and monitoring systems be deployed for their use.
The base or ground station component of the UVS is as critical as the vehicle itself. The vehicle, especially in the case where there are many vehicles in simultaneous operation, must be closely tracked, monitored and controlled from the base station. This control function relies on integrated safety critical display systems operating in a real time environment. The base station must be efficient and effective whilst providing zero fault access to the vehicle in use.
CoreAVI provides safety critical graphics software for use in UVS base stations. CoreAVI supports FAA DO-278A and DO-178C certifiable OpenGL libraries for many common processor platforms that allow UVS base station designers to build into their control systems advanced graphics capabilities whilst not sacrificing reliability and safety.
CoreAVI also supports hardware accelerated video decode and encode functions that are present in graphics cores from AMD, Intel, NXP and others. The use of high speed video compression and decompression algorithms allows vehicle platforms to take advantage of advanced optical, IR and other sensor systems for flight control and to record surveillance data.
CoreAVI is a partner in the world’s first FAA certified aerial control ground station scheduled for deployment in 2018. In support of the next generation of remotely controlled air, sea and land vehicles, CoreAVI provides tested and proven graphics libraries that enable UVS ground system and vehicle design.