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a communication system for sending continuous radio messages to an airplane pilot who is making a ground-controlled approach to landing

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Beirut ground control immediately contacted their Cypriot counterparts to ask about the reason for the plane's disappearance from our radar screens," the directorate's statement said.
Kutta's product lines include: The Bi-Directional Remote Video Terminal (BDRVT), Unified Ground Control Station (UGCS-178), Kutta Rugged Computer (KRC), and Manned / Unmanned Teaming Kit (MUM-178).
He estimates there are about 255 apps that are relevant to ground control stations and could be standardized across the military's unmanned aircraft fleets.
They include material on: following a safety program, preparing for emergencies, following health and hygiene procedures, effective communication, managing work area activities, managing employees, reading and following mine layouts and plans, identifying geological features and supervising ground control installations, and assessing, controling and deploying ventilation systems in the workplace.
Recommendation: To help DOD space systems provide more capability to the warfighter through better synchronization and increased commonality, and to provide increased insight into the costs associated with ground assets, the Secretary of Defense should develop DOD-wide guidance, specific to space systems, to allow for the integration and consolidation, to the extent feasible, of DOD's current and future satellite ground control systems via common ground architecture or by other similar means.
The alarm image is displayed at the ground control station along with location information derived from the on-board integrated GPS/IMU system.
Another important trend is toward the standardisation of ground control stations, so that one design can control different types of drones.
In Ground Control on the PC press M + S + V at the main menu.
Ground control switched to an identical, backup transponder on UARS, which successfully locked on to the communications signal.
9 million award from prime contractor Northrop Grumman to provide the ground control station for the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) program.
Tenders are invited for Ground Control Data for Aerial Survey of Western Alaska.
May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To increase expeditionary capabilities in its long endurance Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently fielded its newest Expeditionary Ground Control Station, or "xGCS" , for use with the Fury UAS.
Ground Control previously held the contract for 24 years, but lost it to Mitie in July 2008.
Ground control told them, "There are lots of smiling faces in this room, all over the world.
which manufacturers the Shadow and Hunter unmanned systems, modified its ground control station software to comply with a NATO standard agreement for interoperability between drones that is known as STANAG 4586.
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