Remote Pilot Station (RPS)

For RPAS the RPS is, effectively, the RPA’s cockpit.  It is from here that the remote pilot exercises the responsibility for safe navigation and has control of the RPA.  There are many factors to be considered such as the ergonomics and ‘human machine interface’ with which the remote pilot has to work.  These are typically markedly different across current RPAS, which poses challenges for remote pilot training and licensing.

Depending on the threat assessment, the RPS has to provide acceptable security for the RPA’s ‘cockpit’ and remote pilot.

Work is underway to address the way airworthiness certification should treat RPS.

There are a range of options for one RPS to control multiple RPAs and for the handover of control of an RPS from one RPS to another.

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