If these tasks are broken down by aircrew position, the pilot (often called the operator) is the prime command and control coordinator, while the second crew member (the sensor operator) is responsible for collecting, processing and communicating sensor data. There is often an overlap of duties between these two crew members, but the operation of smaller UAVs is commonly only controlled by these two personnel. An illustration of the ground control shelter interface used by a typical Army UAV pilot (AVO, Air Vehicle Operator) for the US Army Shadow UAV follows (Fig. 1).
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