Kutta Technologies, Inc has unveiled its new Unified Ground Control Station (UGCS) DO-178 based software today 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)."
Source: Kutta Technologies, Inc.
Date: May 13, 2014