UNIFIED GROUND CONTROL STATION

Unified Ground Control Station - UGCS​

The Unified Ground Control Station (UGCS) software application provides a unified interface that seamlessly scales across different hardware devices and display resolutions. The underlying software is based on the Unmanned systems Control Segment (UCS), Modular Services Oriented Architecture (MOSA), is STANAG 4586 compliant, and contains non-proprietary interfaces. It is designed around a DO-178C architecture and built to be hardware and operating system (OS) agnostic – running in Windows™, Linux, and Android. The UGCS has a host of user-friendly features designed by Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators and human-factors experts. The UGCS has flown everything from a small quadrotors to a large unmanned Blackhawk helicopter as well as tactical fixed-winged and air-launched platforms.  

The UGCS software as well as hardware shown below is radio system independent. The UGCS is integrated with numerous Internet Protocol (IP) radios that include both Government Off The Shelf (GOTS) (e.g. L3 Rover 6™, Cubic MMT™) as well as Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) point to point and mesh radio systems (e.g. Wave Relay™, Silvus™, etc.).

HARDWARE

UGCS - 500 (Expeditionary)

The 500 represents a rugged expeditionary form factor that support multiple 1080p touchscreen devices. The user can interact with the application via touchscreen, roller-ball, mouse or game-controller. The software application is typically configured to run on a Windows and/or a customer-specific version of Linux.

UGCS - 400 (Hand-Held Devices)

The 400 is designed to run on a single-screen or dual- screen hand-held controller. It easily integrates with existing joysticks and buttons. The software application is typically configured to run on Windows, Android or a customer-specific versions of Linux.

UGCS - 300 (Laptop)

The 300 is a military rugged, industrial or COTS laptop version of the application. The user interface is configured to natively support touchscreen input,  mouse and/or COTS game-controllers.  The software application is typically configured to run on Windows or a customer-specific versions of Linux.

UGCS - 200 (Tablet)

The 200 is a military rugged, industrial or COTS tablet version of the application. The user interface is configured to support devices of any display resolution or size. The software application is typically configured to run on Windows, Android or a customer-specific versions of Linux.

UGCS - 100 (Phone)

The 100 is a rugged, COTS, Android-based phone version of the application. It can be mounted on the chest or unmounted and placed in a pocket or held easily in one hand.