Military Embedded Systems

Software helps UAS operators avoid the big jolt

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June 22, 2011

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

Chris A. Cuifo

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Software helps UAS operators avoid the big jolt

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) mission operators might have to slog through hundreds of hours of "nothing special" Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) video.

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) mission operators might have to slog through hundreds of hours of “nothing special” Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) video. But to avoid the sudden jar-to-life of the “What now?” panic when a noteworthy event does occur, AME Unmanned Air Systems’ (AME UAS’) “SharkFin Basic” UAS mission planning software can help operators plan ahead – and make wise decisions. Specifically, the software provides a triad of mission essentials – payload simulation capabilities, integrated route-planning tools, and unique threat decision aids – all in a single, handy integrated software package.

SharkFin Basic provides 3D situational awareness for UAVs, and is a multi-vehicle, STANAG 4586-compliant Core UAV Control System (CUCS). “Appropriate levels of automation” are provided, to “balance the strengths of computers and humans,” the company reports. Though the automation aspect is innate with software, the user-centric interface is scalable and modular, featuring a plug-in architecture compatible with myriad services interfaces. So UAS/UAV mission operators can now breathe a bit easier, knowing that the mission is already planned and that decision tools are in-hand with Sharkfin Basic.

 

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