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GCS Software

Visionair is the all-in-one UAV Navigation's (UAVN) standard Ground Control Station (GCS) software for configuring, planning and executing UAV missions.


Ground Control Station Software
Mission planning and execution application

Fully featured, customizable interface with an emphasis on the mission. Intuitive and reliable.

All-in-one software

The same software is used to configure and operate the autopilot.

Real-time graphing

Visionair includes real-time graphs to visualize telemetry from the autopilot.

Predictive Paths

Multiple graphic helpers that make the execution of the mission easier, improve the situational consciousness and increase the flight safety

Referenced Navigation

UAV Navigation's Flight Control System (FCS) allows the creation of flight plans with waypoints which update their position automatically in relation to a moving reference point, such as a Ground Control Station (GCS) located onboard a ship or a ground based vehicle.

Multi-Flight Plan

The operator may design multiple flight plans that may be changed during the flight, including multiple landing flight plans allowing emergency landings.

Visionair Configuration Tools (Visionair Config Tools) is the configuration utility provided by UAV Navigation (UAVN) in order to configure autopilots (AP) and AHRS-INS units.

This extension is used for configuration of the VECTOR and the VECTOR AHRS. It is used to configure an autopilot or AHRS-INS unit before operation. In addition, key data and telemetry information can be read from the unit once it is installed in a platform. The Visionair Config Tools is considered as a vital part of pre-flight checks for autopilots.
Visionair is UAV Navigation's (UAVN) standard Ground Control Station (GCS) software for planning and executing UAV missions. It is compatible with all UAVN autopilots (AP).
Visionair GCS Software from UAV Navigation
Basic Features:
  • Mission-oriented interface.
  • Fully featured UAV mission planning and execution application, with GUI.
  • Platform: PC/laptop (with keyboard + mouse).
  • Suitable for fixed-wing, helicopter or multi-rotor UAVs and targets.
  • Main Flight Modes: Auto, Manual, Nav-To, Loiter (Hover), Safe (Return To Base).
  • Fully Auto Take-Off.
  • Fully Auto Landing.
  • Camera Control Modes.
  • Waypoints: 100 max.
  • Range: Unlimited.
  • Altitude: Unlimited.
  • Full DEM support.
  • Link Quality panel.
  • POI Editor.
  • Fly/No-fly Zones.
  • Rulers.
  • Full range of configurable alarms.
  • Compatible with all kinds of digital mapping.
Advanced Functions:
Visionair Charts Graphically represent every parameter sent/received via the telemetry stream with an intuitive interface. Real-time operation, meaning that the system can be analysed on the fly.
DGPS The standard GPS receiver in APs and GCS gives an accuracy of approx 3-5m, which can be enhanced by using DGPS corrections.
GPS RTK Visionair is compatible with RTK systems (e.g. Trimble BD920) to give navigation accuracy down to a couple of centimeters.
Transponder Control Visionair features a panel for configuration and control of an onboard transponder (currently supported: Sagetech and Microair)
Multi-UAV Operations Multi-UAV allows control of up to 16 UAVs at any one time from a single GCS.
TCP/UDP Server-Client Connectivity Connect two or more GCS, each running Visionair, to control a single UAV flight. Useful if the Visionair display needs to be mirrored remotely, and also if control must be passed from one GCS to another and back again as required.
NMEA GPS Visionair can output the GPS track of a platform's position in NMEA format (useful if the mission must be monitored by another party, e.g. range control can monitor the flight of a target drone).
Auto Grid Flight Plan Generation Visionair automatically generates the most efficient flight plan to cover a designated area. The user simply draws a polygon around the perimeter of the area, and then Visionair automatically generates the waypoints to cover the entire area. This is useful for Search & Rescue missions and for crop-spraying, amongst other tasks.
Sea-Skimming For high performance target drones, UAV Navigation has developed the capability to maintain the aircraft's altitude down to just 7m above the water's surface at high speed (200kts+), using an advanced radar altimeter.
Under Development:
Formation Flight This capability will allow Visionair to control up to three UAVs at once as if they were one single UAV. This is particularly useful for target drone operations where the operator wants to simulate the release of anti-ship missiles from a low-flying (sea-skimming) threat; the formation of targets can be flown towards the attack area and then one of the targets can be separated to simulated missile release.
Visionair Analytics is the official software application provided to customers in order to analyze telemetry data from the UAV Navigation Flight Control Solution.
It has been developed to create a single application to analyse Visionair logs. Visionair Analytics allows to graphically represent every variable received through telemetry. This way, the user will be able to monitor key resources and metrics and eliminate issues that may affect to the flight safety.
The multiple representation of parameters enables an intuitive analysis of data. In addition, its interactive graphs, which enable 'click and drag' zoom control to zero in on specific areas of interest within the dataset, make the study easy.

Visionair Analytics to analyse the telemetry data.

Visionair SDK makes it easier to include native extensions in Visionair. It allows the user to include map widgets, additional settings, and more. Also, it enables the user to draw in the map, listen to mouse and key events, add custom context menu options, and save and load custom information from mission files. 

Visionair SDK also allows the user to create a custom, independent application, providing all the necessary base functionalities:

        Serial, TCP and UDP communication classes

        Mission model storing autopilots information and automatically updating it with the received telemetry

        Packet parsing and creation methods

       • Utility methods to ease the development 

UAV Navigation’s Visionair SDK is a standalone product that includes a training course. In this particular course, we provide you with the necessary instructions to start customizing your own Ground Control Station Software.


Alternative Landing Sites

Alternative Landing Site

Multiple Flight Plans

Multiple Flight Plans

Predictive Paths

Predictive Paths

Referenced Navigation

Referenced Navigation

Visionair SDK

Visionair SDK

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UAV Navigation is a privately-owned company that has specialized in the design of flight control solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) since 2004. It is used by a variety of Tier 1 aerospace manufacturers in a wide range of UAV - also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or 'drones'. These include high-performance tactical unmanned planes, aerial targets, mini-UAVs and helicopters.