DCS APP

DCS App

The main purpose of the DCS application is to perform multi-rotor tests and analyze data coming from sensors. 

On this website you can learn about the basic DCS functionality.

If you would like information about more advanced functions, contact us directly.

The DCS application consists of three main pages:

LIVE TAB

The “Live” tab is used to display basic live data received form the DCS head.

It consists of several sections with different information type provided.

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Sensor readings in the “Live” tab are representing:

  • 3D drone model showing drone attitude in pitch and roll axes (1)

  • Centre of gravity widget, showing position of the centre of the gravity of the drone relative to the centre of the DCS rings (2),

  • Environment’s  conditions frame are showing the detected temperature, pressure and humidity (3),

  • Performance frame – it shows current and extreme values of the battery VOLTAGE, CURRENT and POWER. It also contains the calculations of PTW RATIO (Power-to-weight ratio), THRUST (Described in grams, when 0g means hovering) and YAW (tightening torque in the yaw axis) (4).
    To get PTW RATIO, THRUST and YAW readings, it is required to measure the drone weight first

  • Disturbances frame – it presents current and extreme NOISE level in dB measured by one of the three microphones and the level of VIBRATION. (5)

  • Live chart displaying the values of the VOLTAGE, CURRENT and THRUST gathered from last 25 seconds. (6)

  • Number of cells in the battery (1) is detected automatically by the application based on the battery voltage readings, but it can be specified by user as well. When battery type is selected correctly, you will be able to receive notifications of low battery voltage under position widgets.

  • Measure the weight of the multi-rotor by pressing the “Measure” button (2). When pressed, PTW RATIO, THRUST and YAW readings will be updated.

  • Measure the value of DCS index (3)

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CONFIG TAB

The “Config” tab consists of five sub-sections:

•       The “Live” frame shows the raw sensor readings received from the DCS head (1)

•       The “Errors” frame indicates detected errors in some DCS components (2)

•       The “Configuration” frame can be used for initial DCS calibration and changing DCS settings (3)

•       List of commands that might be sent to DCS (4).

•       The “Status” frame shows the current status of certain checks (5).

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CREATOR TAB

The "Creator "tab allows for running different test scenarios and generates final report.

CREATOR TAB - BASIC

Scenario is used to calculate the DCS Index. The DCS Index is described as the ratio of the maximum power value to the power value at the hover point of the drone. This test also indicates the minimum voltage value and maximum value of current, power and thrust.

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CREATOR TAB - NOISE

This scenario is used to test drone noise during hover and maximum thrust. During the test, two noise plots are drawn corresponding to the microphones readings while hovering and the maximum thrust state. Maximum thrust and noise are also determined.

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CREATOR TAB - VIBRATION

This scenario is used to test drone vibration during hover and maximum thrust. During the test, two noise plots are drawn corresponding to the accelerometers readings while hovering and the maximum thrust state. Maximum thrust and vibration are also determined.

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CREATOR TAB - LEAN ANGLE

This scenario is used to determine the maximum lean angles of the drone in two axes – pitch and roll.

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CREATOR TAB - LEAN FORCE

This scenario is used to determine the maximum drone forces in three axes: pitch, roll and yaw. Lean forces are calculated on the basis of readings from four extensometers. 

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CREATOR TAB - MOTOR SPEED

This test is used to measure the speed of the motors when hovering and the maximum thrust condition. The number of motors submitted for analysis depends on the chosen drone frame class. Each motor speed measurement is carried out separately.

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CREATOR TAB - BATTERY TIME

This test is used to estimate flight time when hovering and the maximum thrust condition. User can specify test duration. Battery life is calculated based on the voltage drop during the test. The calculation of battery time is prepared for the LiPo battery type. 

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CREATOR TAB - BATTERY CURRENT

This test is used to determine voltage, current, power, power-to-weight ratio and thrust values time when hovering and the maximum thrust condition.

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CREATOR TAB - REPORT

This test is used to determine voltage, current, power, power-to-weight ratio and thrust values time when hovering and the maximum thrust condition.

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