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 24 of 35 Combat & Casualty Care | Spring 2016 | 23 more systems for warfighters while at the same time driving up margins for vendors. Software Development Kit "We took what we developed through an Army Phase I SBIR, which was a relatively low-dollar effort, and we integrated that into UCS because we had this SDK, and because we were able to generate this code quickly. It immediately opened up the suite of things that we could integrate our software with," Ernst says. "The whole point is not to have to re-architect and rewrite all of your code." Stancil says the implementation of the interfaces using the UCS software development kit (SDK) was relatively simple. "We opened up the tool kit, picked the interfaces that we want to implement, we auto-generated that code and the interfaces, and rapidly integrated our application logic." He says most of the work involved generating the services on the GCS. For the purposes on the demonstration, a lot of the core components of the autonomous services were already available via Lockheed Martin. "All they needed to do was integrate them into our UCS interfaces." "Lockheed Martin basically took our UCS interfaces and incorporated the services into their hardware-in-the-loop system integration bench. That's where we tested for the last month using the exact hardware running on the K-MAX. Then we actually flew this code for the first time," Stancil says. "I've been involved in a lot of robotic integration efforts, and I have never waited until two days before the demonstration to integrate on the hardware that we were to use. So, I would credit Lockheed Martin's collaborative hardware in the loop simulation laboratory (CHIL SIM) for that. They've got a fantastic bench dock set up, and that really helps reduce integration time." When a man on the ground wants to supervise the UAS there is a positive hand-off. The tablet requests control from the GCS, and the GCS can grant or veto that request. The on-scene user can update the UAS with instructions as to specifically where it should land, no fly zones, a specific desired approach direction or angle. The ground control station takes those constraints and generates a detailed flight that is passed back to the tablet so the operator can see what the action might be. "This application of the unmanned K-MAX enables day or night transport of wounded personnel to safety without endangering additional lives," said Jay McConville, Lockheed Martin director of business development for Unmanned Solutions. "Since the K-MAX returned from a nearly three-year deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps, we've seen benefits of and extended our open system design incorporating the UCS architecture which allows rapid integration of new applications across industry to increase the safety of operations, such as casualty evacuation, where lives are at stake." Unmanned Medical Response CBRNe USA FREE Access for US Military and End Users 31 MAY-2 June | Sheraton Pentagon Washington DC w w w . C B R N e U S A . c o m The Nations' Premier All-Hazards Conference for Emergency Management, Public Safety and Industry Emergency Preparedness & Hazmat Response Conference November 1-4, 2016 Sponsored by PA Region 13 Task Force in partnership with US DHS/Infrastructure Protection Educational Sessions, Hands-On Training, Networking and Exhibit Hall w w w.emergenc Sheraton Station Square Pittsburgh, PA

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