The Home or main menu of the AeroGCS software has different functions to navigate through.
Home is available on the landing page for any user, once he logs in to the AeroGCS. Home menu provides various options which are discussed in the further discussion.
3.2.1 AeroMegh Login
This AeroMegh login functionality allows users to add an AeroMegh account. Users can able to add AeroMegh account by filling in the proper information
3.2.2 User Profile
This "User Profile" field needs to be filled with user login data. After successful login to the application, user's data will appear in the user profile. This data is not editable. For doing changes to this, users have to go to services.aeromegh.com,where the user can edit the particular information.
AeroGCS system users can change the Theme from here. The default Theme for system users is a "Light" theme. From this, you can change the Theme to "Dark". Restart the application to reflect the change in the theme. The application needs to restart for the changed theme to appear.
In this tab, the user can select the city from the dropdown menu. Select the city properly to avoid inconvenience in the flight of the device.
Weather Settings and Analysis
Before moving to the RPA configuration you should connect the device to AeroGCS. You can use a simulator like Mission Planner before the actual flight on the field.
Mission Planner: Mission Planner is a free, open-source, community-supported application developed by Michael Oborne for the open-source APM autopilot project. Mission Planner is a full-featured ground station application for the ArduPilot open-source autopilot project. Mission Planner is a ground control station for Plane, Copter, and Rover. It is compatible with Windows only. Mission Planner can be used as a configuration utility or as a dynamic control supplement for your autonomous vehicle.
The RPA configuration enables you to configure various parameters of RPA. As the below image shows, various parameters can be configured to tune the RPA machine.
Connecting a drone to the software is essential for Remotely Piloted Aircraft. There are different ways through which the drone can be easily connected and controlled through the software. You can select this option by clicking on the home button and then selecting connect option or directly clicking on the icon displayed in the top-bar options on the dashboard.
The drone can be connected with different protocols like Serial Port, TCP, Bluetooth, UDP, etc.
Connect a Drone
After the successful connection of the drone, you can fly and control the drone safely and smoothly.
A geotagged photograph is a photograph that is associated with a geographic position by geotagging. Usually, this is done by assigning at least a latitude and longitude to the image. In our geotagging feature we take images in the format of jpg or jpeg and add the latitude, longitude, and altitude into the image metadata i.e. its properties. For that the reference log file is needed which contains all GPS data and images captured during the plan.
Using AeroGCS with Goetagged Images
The about button is to see the information of the AeroGCS. Once clicked on the button the popup of information is displayed which contains the logo of PDRL, name of an application, version, build number, copyright, and website of AeroMegh.
The exit button is to exit the application. Once clicked, it will shut down the application.
3.8 Cloud Sync
The cloud sync button is to sync all the projects and plans to the server. All the projects and plans which are created in AeroGCS are synced to the server and can be seen on the AeroMegh website under a particular user’s account.