Portable Ground Control Unit for UAV


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. The ability to integrate different 15” laptop computer models makes the system even more versatile platform to use.

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.

PGCS 3 provides:

  • 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


  • -20°C..55°C
  • Length 656 mm, width 332 mm, height 128 mm
  • Not less than 2.5 hours
  • Console weight – 3.9kg
    Getac X500 weight – 5.5kg
  • - Secure keyboard
    - 11 function buttons, 2 rotary controls, 2 switches
    - Payload joystick
    - UAV joystick
    - Accelerator joystick
    - Battery status indicator
  • - Standard internal Li-Fe rechargeable battery: 10.8V, 8700mAh
    - AC adapter (150W, 100-240VAC, 50 / 60Hz)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ vPro™ Processor 2.9GHz, Max 3.9GHz
  • 8 Gb DDR4
  • 15.6" TFT LCD FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • SSD 512GB
  • - Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 802.11ac
    - Bluetooth® (v4.2)
  • - 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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