Combat & Casualty Care

Q1 2016

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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Page 22 of 35 Combat & Casualty Care | Spring 2016 | 21 Unmanned Medical Response small business innovation research (SBIR) grants and follow-on Department of Defense (DoD) funding. The company partnered with the Lockheed Martin and Kaman team to deliver the innovative technology to existing systems. Neya provided UCS-compliant software, developed through their open and freely available UCS software development kit (SDK), to Lockheed Martin for integration within their K-MAX GCS. This same software was integrated with Neya's VERTI Android tablet. VERTI supports UCS and Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) interfaces, allowing for simultaneous control of with UCS- compliant UASs and JAUS-compliant UGVs. Under a variety of SBIR, Navy, and Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD (AT&L) funding, "Neya has been developing interoperable technologies for mission planning, human-robot interface, and UGV and UAS control." said Parag Batavia, PhD, president of Neya Systems, "Our VERTI Android-based handheld controller, which uses the UCS Architecture, makes interfacing with a broad range of platforms and capabilities straightforward." Batavia says Neya's notion of modularity is all about using open architectures and open interfaces, and not considering those interfaces proprietary. "Integrating open architecture services within the UxInterceptor and K-MAX control stations meant that there was no redesign of the UAS or UGV platform required," says Batavia. "This allowed for rapid integration and testing." The operator conducting the demo had no previous experience controlling the K-MAX and was able to control both the UAS and UGV at the same time after just one hour of familiarization training. "This collaborative demonstration signifies how using multiple unmanned systems can address critical needs such as medical casualty response and resupply without endangering additional lives," said Kevin Westfall, director of Unmanned Solutions for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training. "As technology and autonomy mature, there is significant potential for these systems to be used for humanitarian aid, first response and military applications." Optionally-Piloted Helicopter Lockheed Martin's K-MAX is an optionally manned helicopter— with both Local Control (LOCO) and unmanned or Non-Local control (NOLO) modes—for its unmanned logistics delivery system. Test flights can be operated in controlled airspace, such as around the Kaman facilities in Bloomfield, close to Bradley Hartford-Springfield International Airport in Windsor Locks, by having a safety pilot onboard when in the NOLO mode. The aircraft has mechanical controls for the rudder and the servo flaps that control the angle of the rotor blades. There are no THE KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION'S SECOND ANNUAL WORLD SUMMIT 2016 June 27-30, 2016 Hilton Baltimore | Baltimore, MD Biodetection Technologies: BIOTHREAT AND PATHOGEN DETECTION Biodetection Technologies: POINT-OF-CARE FOR BIODEFENSE Biosurveillance Integration INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF THREATS TO PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY Sample Prep Technologies SAMPLE PREPARATION FOR VIRUS, TOXIN & PATHOGEN DETECTION & IDENTIFICATION CO-LOCATED WITH: THIRD ANNUAL Rapid Detection for Food Safety 125+ Exhibitors • 110+ Classes and Panels Women In Drones Luncheon • InterDrone Film Festival Demos • Keynotes 100+ Industry Expert Speakers InterDrone is Three Awesome Conferences: Register Today! A BZ Media Event September 7-9, 2016 Paris Hotel, Las Vegas T h e La rg e st Commerc i al Dro n e Show in the Wo rld! For Drone Builders For Flyers, Buyers and Drone Service Businesses For Flyers Engaged in Aerial Photography and Videography

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