UNIFIED GROUND CONTROL STATION

Unified Ground Control Station - UGCS

The Unified Ground Control Station (UGCS) software application provides a unified UAS command and control interface that seamlessly scales across different hardware devices, operating systems, (Windows, Linux, and Android) and display resolutions. The underlying software is based on non-proprietary, open, unmanned systems control segment Modular Services Oriented Architecture (MOSA). The interface between the UGCS and unmanned aircraft is STANAG 4586 compliant, offering radio system-independent software and hardware. The UGCS contains a host of user-friendly features designed by Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators and human-factors experts. It has flown everything from small quad-rotors to a large unmanned Black Hawk® helicopter – including several tactical fixed-winged and Air Launched Effects (ALE) platforms.  

The UGCS integrates with numerous internet protocol, point-to-point and mesh radio systems, including Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) radios, (L3 Rover 6™, Cubic MMT™) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) radios (Wave Relay™, Silvus™).

Unified Ground Control Station - UGCS

The Unified Ground Control Station (UGCS) software application provides a unified UAS command and control interface that seamlessly scales across different hardware devices, operating systems, (Windows, Linux, and Android) and display resolutions. The underlying software is based on non-proprietary, open, unmanned systems control segment Modular Services Oriented Architecture (MOSA). The interface between the UGCS and unmanned aircraft is STANAG 4586 compliant, offering radio system-independent software and hardware. The UGCS contains a host of user-friendly features designed by Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators and human-factors experts. It has flown everything from small quad-rotors to a large unmanned Black Hawk® helicopter – including several tactical fixed-winged and Air Launched Effects (ALE) platforms.  

The UGCS integrates with numerous internet protocol, point-to-point and mesh radio systems, including Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) radios, (L3 Rover 6™, Cubic MMT™) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) radios (Wave Relay™, Silvus™).

COMMERCIAL (C-UGCS)
COMMERCIAL (C-UGCS)

Meets international STANAG 4586 standards and supports the open-source MAVLINK protocol. This version is widely utilized by foreign governments and commercial customers due the commercial commodity jurisdiction established by the U.S. Department of State.

Meets international STANAG 4586 standards and supports the open-source MAVLINK protocol. This version is widely utilized by foreign governments and commercial customers due the commercial commodity jurisdiction established by the U.S. Department of State.

DEFENSE (D-UGCS)
DEFENSE (D-UGCS)

Meets international STANAG 4586 standards and supports U.S. military Interoperability Profiles (IOPs). This product is primarily utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense due to ITAR restrictions regarding U.S. military IOPs and other aspects of the software.

Meets international STANAG 4586 standards and supports U.S. military Interoperability Profiles (IOPs). This product is primarily utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense due to ITAR restrictions regarding U.S. military IOPs and other aspects of the software.

Kutta Tactically Aware Controller (K-TAC)

The K-TAC provides the end-user with a rugged, COTS, Android phone-based robotic controller. The K-TAC can be worn as a chest-mounted device, removed and placed in a pocket, or held with one hand. It can also be integrated with the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) for situational awareness, and  Kutta’s Unified Ground Control Station (UGCS) software for the control of unmanned systems.

Tablet & Laptop

Kutta can also provide the application on military rugged, industrial, or COTS tablets and laptops. 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, Android, or customer-specific versions of Linux.

Foundation

• Exportable (UGCS-C)
• DO-178C certifiable architecture
• Army STANAG IOP compliant (UGCS-D)
• VSMs (i.e. Piccolo, MavLink, Kestrel, etc.)
• OS independent (Linux, MS Windows, CentOS)
• Open, non-proprietary Interfaces based on UCS
• LOI 2, 3, 4 (MUM-T & Class C CUCS), 5 (Class A & B   Handoff)
• Embedded air vehicle & video simulation & training                capability
• Supports fixed-wing, quad-rotor, VTOL, air-launched

Multiple Payload Control Options

• EO/IR pan, tilt, zoom
• Laser pointing & designation
• Center field of view (FOV) coordinates
• Snap geo-rectified photo with metadata
• MGRS & latitude & longitude coordinates
• Point & click coordinates in video window to slew

Features

• 2D/3D displays
• Heads-up displays
• 3D sensor footprint
• Pre-mission planning
• DO-178-C auto-routing
• Safe multi-UAS control
• 2D AGL vertical profile
• Color-coded flight legs
• Warnings, cautions & alerts
• Radio frequency line of sight analysis
• Autonomous multi-vehicle teaming
• Terrain & no-fly zones avoidance
• Waypoint planning (add, edit, delete, airspeed, altitude                 MSL/AGL))
• Autonomous route & area search based on NIIRS Rating