Data link system
The primary data link is an electronically steered beam type, phased array, with no moving parts making it capable to track its receiver with pin point precision. It has broadband capacity and transmits and receives both mission data for the RPAS unit as well as data too and from the payload.
With this data link there is no need to have an operator on-board relaying the information via radio to the command and control. Instead important decisions can be made using live data from the RPAS by the commanders, avoiding having to base decisions on second hand information.
Ground control station GCS
The APID One system is capable of fully autonomous flight from a pre planned rout. It is also capable of receiving a new mission or making changes to the current one during a mission. On top of that, it is also capable of receiving manual input directly from the operator.
The smallest set up consists of the APID One RPAS, a Ground Control Station, a Data link and a payload. This set up could be operated from the back of a truck or installed in another vehicle if the customer so should choose.
The Mobile Operation Center
The Mobile Operations Centre, M.O.C, contains all you need for the APID One operation.
The front section houses the RPAS operator, Payload operator and mission commander. The section in the back doubles as a workshop for the flight engineer as well as storage area during transportation for up to two APID One systems.
All this packaged in a 20-foot standard container which follows the standard size to fit transportation by land, sea and air. The system is prepared for harsh weather conditions and comes equipped with a fuel driven generator to be able to operate in areas where a power grid is not available.
The primary data link is mounted to a 10 meter telescopic mast. supplementary antennas are mounted on the side of the container for flight radio communication and flight crew intercom.
Deck Landing System, MALLS
MALLS, Mobile Automatic Launch and Landing System, enables the APID One to operate from a vessel in motion, such as a ship.
By placing several sensors on the landing pad that senses the movement and a communication link that relays the information, the APID One can calculate the relative position and make for a safe landing.