The Remote Control System (RCS) provides safe and reliable operation,
by radio link, of any vehicle from a remote location. Applications
include tele-operation of mine clearance, obstacle breaching and route
proving vehicles where crew protection is paramount. The presence of RCS
does not affect normal (manned) operation of the host vehicle.
As a minimum the RCS is capable of controlling: steering, accelerator,
service and parking brakes, gear and driving direction selection and
camera selection. Feedback is provided for: vehicle speed, heading,
pitch and roll, system configuration and faults, engine speed and
selected video camera.
Control and feedback of other vehicle systems and other installed
equipment can be provided and RCS is compatible with all Pearson
Multiple low-light video cameras on the host vehicle provide all round
vision, and night-vision video cameras can be supplied if required.
Performance data from the remote vehicle is overlaid on high resolution
video displayed at the command end.
Additional video display units may also be installed inside the host
vehicle to improve driver vision during manned operation.