Military Embedded Systems

Hardware- and software-based ground control solution released by AeroVironment


July 08, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

AeroVironment photo.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc. introduced Crysalis, the company’s next-generation ground control solution. Crysalis is an integrated hardware and software-based ground control system (GCS) that is designed to provide command and control of compatible AeroVironment unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their payloads, through an intuitive user experience (UX).

The company claims that Crysalis offers interchangeability, either as modular elements or turnkey systems, both adaptable to meet specific mission requirements. It is cross-platform compatible with Android, Microsoft Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Crysalis was designed with an intuitive user interface (UI) intended to reduce cognitive load and training burden while enhancing situational awareness and battlefield collaboration. Users can plan and execute flight missions as well as navigate and control UAS assets and payloads with quick access to critical information, modes, and telemetry meta data.

Officials claim that additional users can gain situational awareness, share information, and collaborate on tactical decisions by accessing telemetry and downlink data through remote video terminals, while also allowing them to capture data directly on their devices.


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