peRISKop WSMI2, Modular wearable mission management station – Drones Information
peRISKop, the system consists of only three lightweight components that are fully compatible with the military mounting standard MOLLE / PALS. The fold-up chest console, the shoulder radio and the mini hand controller are tightly integrated into your body with minimal high-flex cabling without affecting your field activity.
Since it works perfectly with all heavy plate carriers, light vests, and even simple chest straps, it provides an effective portable solution for all industrial, search and rescue, law enforcement, and military applications where your hands are usually filled with the tools of your trade. It only adds less than 1400g total weight to your equipment, but has all of the features you would normally expect from a desktop mission control station.
Unpacking and assembling on site is no longer cumbersome. Simply unfold the tablet on your chest and you’re good to go. The waterproof connection system is also designed for safety through simplicity.
The shoulder-mounted IP data link is only activated when connected to the chest for easy power control, and the single cable is simply fed through a PALS webbing.
The miniature handheld controller is equipped with two hand sensors that allow you to switch your UAV to preprogrammed safety modes such as RTL, Loiter or Sniper Evasion if you have to drop it to reach for your weapon, tool or just a safe grip. All connections are also equipped with push-pull locks so that even in the strangest posture there is no accidental disconnection during the craziest action.
We tested the entire set of dozens of different body sizes, MOLLE / PALS compatible vests, chest straps and even backpacks to see if we missed anything, but it works every time. We can also mount the tablet holder between the padded shoulder straps even on non-military backpacks without an additional chest strap and it works just as well as a piggyback on an admin pack. We have also considered applications where a front zip on a lightweight weight vest would normally interfere
We have therefore created a two-part adapter plate to enable such split mounting options.
While the original idea was to provide a dismounted soldier with a lightweight Drones control and communications kit, all industrial, S&R, and law enforcement applications can make good use of a portable communications PeRISKope and data acquisition package. If you work mobile or outdoors, carry other equipment and often need quick access to remote control or data communications, this really is the easy to use method.
The core of the system is an industrial tablet with protection class IP68, the Tab Active2 from Samsung. Since it is already very well protected against the elements, we no longer have to encase the device than it already is. Our unique docking mechanism and embedded customer-specific electronics ensure that all wired network and peripheral connections are seamlessly integrated and are at least IP67-capable. Although the device can run continuously for 8 to 10 hours on its own internal batteries, you can charge or continuously power the entire system from a single connection. Also, you can use standard body packs or a compliant portable battery to extend the life of your battery.
You can also invert the tablet mount on the MOLLE / PALS adapter plate, which in turn becomes a stable monitor stand for alternative applications. If you set it up on a field table or use it lying prone on the floor behind the cover, this set is really universal for all possible uses. The optional miniature military keyboard can even become the perfect field data terminal.
Since the body cable between the radio and tablet can be extended to several meters, the operator can also drive in a vehicle while the HF area is outside on the roof. A further separation of operator and antenna is possible with a simple field cable of up to 100 m, so that you can extend your radio range with the help of a mast or another elevated HF viewing angle.
• Android-based portable personal control station for remote-controlled aircraft and surface vehicle systems with additional field data terminals and communication functions (also available with PC hw)
• Core hardware: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 LTE industrial tablet, octa-core CPU, high-contrast 1280 × 800 screen and high nit screen, touchscreen + digitizer with pen, IP68 and MIL-STD-810G compatible
• Transparent IP data connection with long range and integrated, fully managed 40 Wh Li-ion battery system (Microhard, Silvus, other COFDM / MIMO / MESH etc.)
• 8-10 hours of battery life with continuous high performance HF
• Various RF band options, 0.9 / 1.8 / 2.4 / 5.8 GHz as standard
• Single charger / external power input for built-in radio and tablet batteries
• Permanent external power supply option during operation and field charging of CWB
• Miniature hand control for direct vehicle and payload operation, double hand sensors for safe presence control of the operator (OPC, dead man’s switch), optional multi-axis haptic feedback
• All modules at least IP67 with an additional IP67 mini transport box (Peli 1200) for the entire set including charger or even a light MOLLE / PALS cable harness
• All modules with secure MOLLE / PALS attachments for plate carriers, light vests, chest straps and backpack straps as well as various other brackets and adapters are available
• Reversible tablet docking station for swiveling monitor stands for additional desk and floor applications
• Optional external miniature military keyboard / touchpad / hula point device for advanced data terminal applications
Notes on converting the hybrid UAV control system to transparent IP connections
While your current UAV system may still use two or three separate RF links with different technologies between the vehicle and the ground control station, this is all due to ancient reasons and the early RC-FPV roots of most SUAS systems.
Since RC was a given ecosystem at the time, telemetry needed a cheap serial modem, and the video downlink needed another cheap video transmitter, both as add-ons.
While it is a relatively cheap solution that requires minimal integration, having three mixed RF links on different bands and for three overlapping functions creates a mess.
You need a transparent IP-RF connection and you can walk through it all easily. It’s cheaper both on board and in the station, and all communication can then be industry standard.
Both vehicle control and sensor data can travel through the same IP pipeline. Then, if you need security redundancy, you can switch between p2p, 4G / LTE or even Sat-Link all at once so that you don’t lose functionality, depending on which connections still exist.
You can also use our failover system. So if 4G / LTE is available, it can switch the overall functions automatically. One of the added benefits of using our RF link failover is the critical extra level of security when using high-level end-to-end encryption that is independent of the original capabilities of the RF modules you choose. Once you use a single transparent IP-LAN pipeline for everything, there are tons of options for compatible RF communications modules, even for larger vehicles.
Please contact us if you need help transitioning from legacy hybrid RF links to transparent IP as we likely have all the answers.