Insitu Common Open-mission Management Control System Flies Integrator Unmanned AircraftTweet
Core UAS control system lets third parties develop and integrate new technology
BINGEN, Wash., July 10, 2012-Insitu Inc. announced today that the Insitu Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (ICOMC2) system flew its Integrator Unmanned Aircraft System during a one-hour, 20-minute flight in eastern Oregon earlier this year.
ICOMC2 is a core UAS control system that can be augmented with software plug-ins to incorporate evolving, mission-critical technology. A software developer's kit allows third parties to create and integrate applications rapidly, like vehicle-specific modules, map overlays, geographic information systems and video processing systems.
An advanced video overlay system (AVOS) places ISR imagery within the context of the larger battlefield. Customers can track hundreds of networked targets and maintain situational awareness and positive identification even as the targets move out of the view of one unmanned aircraft platform and into the view of another. Able to display live or prerecorded video from any STANAG 4586-compliant UAS, the system merges video with a wide range of data, like maps and elevation, automatic identification system, geo-location ellipses and address grids.
“This capability enables our customers not only to control any STANAG 4586 unmanned aircraft from a single high performance laptop, but also to rapidly insert information crucial for mission decision making,” said Insitu President and CEO Steve Morrow. “Achieving these milestones will also provide U.S. and Joint Forces with a much higher level of situational awareness.”
Based on the combat-proven ScanEagle command and control system, ICOMC2 reflects the human factors enhancements gained from over 600,000 combat flight hours.
The first flight using ICOMC2 incorporated a vehicle-specific module plug-in developed by Insitu for Integrator.
Insitu Inc., located in Bingen, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. ICOMC2 is part of Boeing's overall COMC2 architecture developed to support Boeing's full line of Unmanned Systems.
Insitu designs, develops and manufactures UAS and provides associated services for commercial, civil and defense applications. With a small footprint and expeditionary focus for both land and sea operations, the company's family of UAS solutions and global mission support serves the needs of worldwide customers. To date, these systems have accumulated more than 616,000 combat flight hours and 68,000 sorties. For more information, visit www.insitu.com.