CGCS
Common Ground Control Station
CGCS
Common Ground Control Station

Small Tactical Ground Control Station

Command and control multiple uncrewed aircraft from a single, small, expeditionary workstation.

Small footprint

Operate from a laptop with short, medium, and long-range options including vehicle- and tripod-mounted antennae.

Open Systems Design

Open architecture and fully supported Software Development Kit (SDK). Controls all Insitu platforms as well as non-Insitu UAS.

Expeditionary

Small and lightweight, requiring only a 1-person carry. Pack in and pack out quickly, and fly from stationary or moving platforms.

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Specifications

Software/Hardware Support
  • I-MUSE, INEXA (fmr. ICOMC2)
  • Insitu & STANAG 4586 compliant aircraft.
Operational Range Configurations
  • Short-range antenna: >17 km (9 nm)
  • Medium-range antenna: 55 km (20+ nm)
  • Long-range antenna: 130 km (70 nm)
Radio Options
  • FreeWave, Bandit, Wave Relay 5
Frequency Bands
  • S-band, C-band, L-band
Industry-Standard Protocols and Hardware
  • STANAG 4586, 4609, 3607
  • IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T Ethernet)
  • Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB)
  • Cursor on Target (CoT)
Power and Comms
  • Power input: 20-35V DC
  • Max RF output: 1W
  • Range of RF output:
    • L-band payload 1.625-1.85 GHz
    • L-band C2 1.35-1.39 GHz
    • S-band 2.2-2.5 GHz

Base Components

Operator Laptop

Scalable end-user device. Single operator for multiple aircraft.

Device Control

Software version depends on air vehicle.

Fiber Extension

Optional Kit. Up to 500m between devices.

GPS Enclosure

Standard and SAASM.

Radio Handhelds

Multiple options available.

Open Systems Design

Supports all Insitu platforms and ground control software and is expandable to non-Insitu UAS. Uses industry-standard protocols, hardware, and power sourcing for procurement flexibility, simplified cabling configuration, and operational compatibility.

Environmentally Rugged

Operates in extreme temperatures, from -32C to +49C, and supports operation with and without gloves. Hardened for harsh EMI environments. 

Operational mobility 

Launch multiple UAV types from a single hub and transfer to a mobile spoke/ forward operator, all using the same GCS hardware. 

Backward and forward compatible

Bridges new and existing UAS, reducing operational personnel, equipment, and training costs.

Scalable and Expandable

Multiple radio and antenna options enable three system configurations: backpackable short-range; vehicle-mountable mid-range; and long-range with expeditionary tripod antenna. Supports different frequency bands and waveforms.

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