Ground station software
Ground station software gives the user a way to pick waypoints, view waypoint progress, and view telemetry and sensor feedback of an autopilot. It may also be able to do in-flight waypoint revision, display an FPV stream, or connect with a central dataset (for example a DEM for ground avoidance).
The HappyKillmore Ground Control System, named after its creator's screenname, is a small piece of PC software designed to read telemetry/sensor data live from a UAV using a wireless modem. GPS tracks are plotted live in a Google Earth API, and messages indicating current status ("Proceding to waypoint 9, altitude 300 feet") are played using a text to speech synthesizer. Graphical cockpit controls are simulated for things like orientation, speed, and battery life, and a video window is available for FPV purposes. Recording the telemetry is available as well. HK GCS is one of the most popular options for Ardupilot users.
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