NDAA Controller

Features

Atlas Controller is a compact, lightweight, IP-rated mobile industrial handheld ground control unit. It includes a powerful computer, broadband datalink, HD Video transmission, LTE connectivity, touchscreen, and much more.

Processor and Memory

ParameterValue

CPU

Octa Core, 2.7GHz

RAM

4GB

ROM

64GB

External

MicroSD (Up to 1TB)

Radio

ParameterValue

Technology

2x2 MIMO

Frequency

2402 - 2482 MHz

Power

up to 30 dBm / 1W

Bandwidth

4 / 8 MHz

Encryption

AES-256

Data rate

25 Mbps

Environment

ParameterValue

Resistance

IP-68

Ambient temperature

-40...+50°C

Screen

ParameterValue

Size

8"

Resolution

1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)

Size & Weight

ParameterValue

Dimensions

286x166x57 mm

Weight

1140 g

Battery

ParameterValue

Type

Li-Ion, fully integrated

Capacity

5050 mAh

Charge current

4A

Charge interface

USB Type C

Power up ATLAS Controller

  • Open the Pelican case and remove the ATLAS Controller

  • Make sure that the antennas are mounted properly

WARNING

Do not power on the radio module without antennas. It may significantly reduce the quality of the radio or damage the radio module permanently.

  • Press the Power button for a second until the unit starts to power up. The boot-up process usually takes 15 seconds.

  • After ATLAS is loaded up, ensure the WiFi is disabled for Ethernet to work correctly.

  • If you wish to use radio connectivity, please press the power button on the radio module:

  • Make sure that radio module status LEDs are blinking / solid:

Start the Application

Once ATLAS Handheld is loaded you can start the ground control station app. Click on AMC app on the main screen or apps menu.

Power Off

  • Close the ground control station app by returning to the main screen or pressing the home button.

  • Press the Power button on the radio module to turn off the radio:

  • On the controller’s homepage, use the drop-down menu on the top right of the screen to select the “Power Off” button or press the VOLUME DOWN and POWER buttons for the power off menu.

Charging

Plug in the USB Type C cable to the USB port as shown in the image below:

The controller should not be left in a hot vehicle or operated in direct sunlight. On hot days, keep the controller from getting hot, as this can prevent a stable connection to the drone.

Keeping the controller charged at about 40% will ensure long-range use. Use an external battery supply to keep the controller charged during operation.

TroubleshootingSome troubleshooting guidance which will help to resolve the questions quickly.

ProblemSolution

Unit doesn't turn on

Make sure that the unit is charged. Connect the charger and try to power up the unit again.

Drone telemetry is not connecting

Make sure that your radio module is turned on the modules are paired.

Air module is not paired with ATLAS

Press and hold ATLAS reset button for 6 seconds. Press and hold Air module reset button for 11 seconds. After 30 seconds the modules will be paired.

I can't download the maps

Internet connection is required to download the maps. Make sure that you have active WiFi or LTE connection on ATLAS.

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