Kutta’s Bi-Directional Remote Video Terminal is based on DO-178 principles and allows an operator to take “supervised usage” control of unmanned vehicles and payloads across multiple service branches due to open UCS-WG architecture


The Bi-Directional feature truly defines the BDRVT®.  A soldier now has a remote receiving station for video and telemetry (core OSRVT functionality) as well as the ability to remotely control the UAV and its payload (e.g. STANAG 4586 Level 3+). The BDRVT® enhanced UAV subsystem consists of image planning, mission processing, and payload command processing software necessary for allowing the user to effectively employ the air vehicle and its payload.  At the core of the BDRVT® is its intuitive payload controller and an abundance of additional image planning and airspace control features. The payload controller allows a user to indicate a target and then it easily tracks moving targets or the user himself while on the move in a convoy. The simplified controller allows the user to transition between EO/IR modes and easily track secondary targets via an innovative GUI controller.

Safe Airspace Volume (SAV) Creation & Analysis Tool

This tool is used to plan and verify mission areas limited to Restricted Operating Zones (ROZ) imposed by upper echelon airspace management or other tactical activity. Additionally, the tool factors in the effects from the terrain to overlay a Safe Air Volume (SAV) to ensure line-of-sight communications between the Ground Control Station (GCS) and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) are sustained.

• Enhanced airspace management
• Reduced Air Vehicle Operator (AVO) workload
• Prevents flying the UAS out of range and out of “controlled” airspace
• Prevents controlled flight into terrain

Sensor Footprint with Terrain Shadowing

This feature provides visual feedback on whether or not the sensor coverage includes a specific geo-location of interest. Terrain shadowing allows the operator to determine areas not captured by the sensor footprint due to terrain blocking.

• Enhanced RSTA
• Improved target geo-location  
• Realtime awareness of an UAS location and what it is observing 

Keep in Algorithm

This feature computes a safe multi-waypoint route from the current Air Vehicle (AV) position to a desired loiter point.

• Prevents controlled flight into terrain
• Keeps the UAS within safe limits on pitch, roll, altitude, and airspeed
• Prevents Creates a multi-waypoint route from a safe loiter point to a Point of Interest (POI)

Route & Area Nomination

This feature allows the operator to quickly plan complex missions directing the UAS to gather imagery of a route or area of interest without the need to manually fly the UAS and control the payload.

• Reduces mission planning cycle and operator workload
• Improves convoy routing during normal & emergency situations
• Allows convoys to avoid congested areas and roadblocks

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