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Israel local development and production of rugged computerized systems based on off-the-shelf commercial components is intensively integrated in the mission systems and utilized by the operational Forces. These systems are designed to function in highly demanding and extreme conditions operations in the framework of, inter alia, command and control (C4ISR) of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and other types of robots.
One of the most interesting application in this field, which will be showcased in the upcoming AUS&R Expo between November 25 and 26, is a command, control and display unit enabling remote operation of unmanned vehicles and sensor systems, receive feedback and control or operate various dedicated payloads.
Milper Ltd. is a leading Israeli company who developed families of the most important major solutions, based on rugged systems and components in the field of unmanned platforms’ command and control. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Milper has developed and invented unique solutions of dedicated rugged components and systems for military, security, infrastructure and industrial uses and integrating them to highly demanding operational environment conditions, tailored per client specifications.
The command, control and display units, proposed by Milper were developed divided to families for various applications, providing light weight, high computation capability and high variety of interfaces with other systems and users and sunlight readable multi-touchscreen displays.
The systems are used for remote piloting and management of unmanned airborne, ground, naval and or robotic vehicles and systems. They incorporate numerous integrated technologies and human factor design thereby constituting a compact array, providing an accurate response to the specifications of UAV manufacturers and warfare doctrine. They also comprise of an interface which is specifically tailored to each system and each platform operating requirements, integration with a communication systems (at times encrypted), and easy to view data display at any light.
UAVs often operate in highly demanding environments, whether military (UAVs, armored combat vehicles, robots, etc.) or civilian (drilling, tunneling and quarrying equipment). Therefore, their respective command and control units must also be able to withstand adverse environment conditions, including extreme high and low temperatures, humidity, dust, vibrations, shocks and scratches. They must also feature high visibility under any lighting conditions, feature resistance to radio disturbances (both natural and intentional) and have additional settings.
Milper’s UAV Command and control application is carried out using a rugged computerized platform by Panasonic, in both Thoughbook and Toughpad tablet configurations. Milper tailors them per Unmanned platform manufacturers’ specifications, adds external controls or joysticks – in accordance with the client’s specific ergonometric requirements.
Command and control units are generic, based on rugged tablets or laptops. These systems support any dedicated command and control software by UAV or unmanned platform manufacturers.
The rugged command and control units come in a variety of configurations and dimensions, from 5″ to 10″. They consist of a generic Windows or Android operating system, and can be installed on a tripod, within a battle vest as a wearable system, handheld or installed in any ground, naval or aerial vehicle, as well as in command and control stations. The system supports interfaces through standard protocols and devices, including RS232/422 Wi-Fi, BT, LAN, USB and others.
Milper will be among the presenters at the upcoming AUS&R Expo on November 25-26. The company will feature the following products:
- Portable Command & Control Rugged Systems for Unmanned and payload systems
- Airborne, Ground, Naval Rugged Computers & Tablets
- Network Communication and Switches Systems
- Portable Rugged, Ground & Wearable Remote Video Terminals (RVT)