A command involves any external action that causes a change on the system during the operation.
Commands will never modify the autopilot’s current configuration: the changes are volatile, and will dissapear once the system is rebooted. On the other hand, sensor calibration can be changed with these commands and will be a permanent change.
Usual sources of commands are:
- Operator/Internal Pilot: phase changes, panel buttons, etc.
- External Pilot: override autonomous command, manual controls, etc.
- Automatic actions: triggered upon phase change, upon mode change, etc.
- Payloads: payload activation under certain circumstances.
The different command types available can be classified into:
- Veronte Panel: this pannel is the basic Operator tool, and includes the use of Phase buttons and Command buttons. These commands can be triggered with a single click, and/or automatically.
- Quick commands: these commands are also triggered by the operator, but usually require a couple more steps. They can be accessed by either clicking the button on the Panel, or by right clicking on the map. Examples of quick commands are internal sensor calibrations and mission detours.
- Additional commands: virtual sticks, external flight computers, command widgets, VCP messages, etc.