3 Home Menu

The Home or main menu of the AeroGCS software has different functions to navigate through.
Home Menu
Home menu is available on the landing page for any user, once he logs in to the AeroGCS KEA. Home menu provides various options which are discussed in the further discussion.

3.1 General Settings

3.1.1 AeroMegh Login

This AeroMegh login functionality allows users to add an AeroMegh account. Users can add AeroMegh account by filling in the proper information such as user name and password. Click on "Add Acount" button to add the account on AeroMegh.
Aeromegh Login

3.1.2 Theme

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.
Applying Theme
3.1.3 Weather Settings
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
Weather Settings and Analysis
3.1.4 Unit Settings
Unit Settings
The user can set the units for the following:
  • Distance: The user can set the unit of a distance either in 'Meters' or 'Feets'.
  • Area: The units of the area can be set to the desired unit from the drop-down list as shown in the following image.
Setting Units of Area
  • Speed: The units of speed of the vehicle are set according to the requirements as shown in the image below.
Speed Settings
  • Temperature: Units of temperature can be set to Fahrenheit o Celsius.
In-flight Voice Assistance: Voice assistance will be provided during the flight so that the pilot will be able to listen to the warnings or messages from a drone.
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.

3.2 RPA Configuration

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.
RPA Configuration

3.3 Connect

Connecting a drone to the software is essential for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). 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.
Select any one protocol according to your system configuration and connect a drone by setting the desired parameters. Details of these protocols and settings are available on the following link: https://aerogcs-docs.aeromegh.com/5-connecting-a-drone​

3.4 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.

3.5 Teams

Teams feature is used for managing the access of plans to the user according to the manager’s requirement. If the manager wants to give access to a particular plan to a specific user, then he/she can give it from his/her account. Users can also give access like create, read, edit and delete plan/plans. The member can log in from his/her account and can see the projects/plans according to the access which is given to him/her.
Teams
Teams
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3.6 GeoTag Images

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.
Geotagging
Using AeroGCS with Geotagged Images

3.7 Image Upload

This feature requires logging on to the subscription on the AeroMegh platform to upload the images captured by a drone.

3.8 Download Logs

The user can download the log files in the form of bin format. The list of the bin files which are available to download will be popped up on the screen. The user will select a particular file to download on his local computer. The Bin file will be downloaded in the download folder from where it can be easily opened. To download the log file, select the file from the list of available logs and then click on the "Download" button as shown in the following image.
Download Logs
The user can "Refresh" the list to see the latest added bin files in the list. The list of bin files will be displayed with details as follows:
  • id: Numeric value will be assigned as an id for a bin file.
  • File Name: The details of a file containing the day, date, and time of the creation of a file
  • Size: Indicates the size of the bin file in MB
  • Status: Status of the file will be displayed such as "Available". When the file is downloaded the status will be changed to "Downloaded" as shown in the following image. The file location will be displayed on the screen.
File Downloaded

3.9 About Us

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.
About us

3.10 Exit

The exit button is to exit the application. Once clicked, it will shut down the application.
Exit