Kutta Technologies, Inc has unveiled its new Unified Ground Control Station (UGCS) DO-178 based software at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) trade show in Orlando, FL.
The STANAG 4586 Level 5 (LOI-5) Ground Control Station (GCS) meets NATO STANAG and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) interoperability profiles, and has been designed to the Unmanned Control Segment Working Group (UCS-WG) architecture. “This innovative architecture leverages UCS-WG compliant services to tailor the GCS to an air vehicle’s performance envelope through easily modified configuration files, which greatly reduces the certification burden.” says Doug Limbaugh, CEO of Kutta Technologies, Inc.
The UGCS-178 Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides built-in airspace management through a DO-178 qualified tool, auto-routers and open interfaces; so that customers can easily integrate their services into the GCS. “To my knowledge this is the first time someone has developed a UAS GCS built on DO-178C principles from the ground up. A lot of people talk about it, but Kutta did it – congratulations to them!” said Tom Bachman, a UAS Industry Consultant.
Matt Savoca, Kutta’s President, stated that, “It was challenging to accomplish this technical achievement in less than a year, but we did it because we firmly believe that a RTCA DO-178C certified GCS is one of the keys to the successful flight of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).”
Kutta’s products will be on display at t the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) trade show in Orlando, FL and can be seen at Booth #1536 during daily exhibit hours of the show.