The main project goal was the design and construction of a high-performance civil UAV, appropriately equipped, for long day and night surveillance/patrol operations across segments of Greek borders and over forests.
The HCUAV was designed for missions primarily focused on:
- Broad area surveillance, on a 24h/7d basis patrol over segments of National borders.
- Forest regions surveillance, on a 24h/7d basis patrol operation.
Innovative hardware components together with clever software algorithms were included for the performance optimization of flight, control, surveillance and data collection systems to provide a low-cost, high-endurance, long-range and intelligent unmanned aerial surveillance system.
A Ground Control Station (GCS) with appropriate instrumentation for controlling, monitoring and post-processing of the real-time collected information was linked to the UAV.