Last week we revealed the newest addition to UgCS family of ground control software - UgCS Drone Dance Controller. UgCS DDC allows the simultaneous and synchronized control of up to dozens of drones. It can be used to create spectacular shows using drones. Together with that we published a video showing the operation of 20 drones with UgCS DDC where the drones were…
As the popularity and availability of drones increases so do the ideas for applications. One such application is the use of drones for entertainment shows. While flying a pack of drones with synchronized moves in the air is no easy task, it can produce a truly stunning view, especially if the drones are equipped with LED lights or other show elements.
In our setup we used North Surveying RTKite receivers together with Pixhawk flight controllers.
This is a short video with fully automatic flight of 2 drones using RTK GPS. Initial distance between drones was 2 meters, vertical separation 2 meters:…Continue
A feature often requested by the users - possibility of planning area scan missions by manually entering the altitude - is finally here. One of the biggest changes you'll notice…Continue
In 2015 DJI announced the DJI Matrice 100 – their version of a drone for developers and hardware enthusiasts. In early 2016 they released the new Phantom – DJI Phantom 4. Both of these drones feature intelligent maneuvering systems capable of seeing obstacles and are also capable of being equipped with state-of-the-art cameras.
We are pleased to announce…
April 5, 2016 – SPH Engineering and MicroPilot Inc. are pleased to announce that the UgCS ground control station software is now compatible with MicroPilot’s line of helicopter and multirotor autopilots. Fixed wing…Continue
After receiving an interesting request for drone usage from Japan, we decided to share it with you.
Oftentimes even before starting the construction of a building, the company needs to make the idea gain interest and acquire orders from potential customers. While the inside view of the apartments can be rendered in CAD, to illustrate the view from windows it…Continue
Our user Chani from Sweden shared this video with us of him using UgCS together with Pix4D to scan an area with DJI Naza-M V2. After the images taken during the flight were geotagged in UgCS, they were used to create a 3D model of the area in Pix4D and do…Continue
In the new version we have improved DJI vehicle detection algorithm as well as improved the DJI Datalink connectivity and stability. Hold & Continue commands have now been added to all DJI vehicles.
We have improved the performance of UgCS on Mac computers, Mac users…Continue
It is well known that drones, along with other aircraft, possess a certain safety risk when operated. This…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on February 22, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments
We're very excited to announce the release of UgCS 2.8.
Visually the first thing you will notice is that the new version features an improved user interface – you are now able to change the visual theme yourself. By default it now comes with a new…
Worried about losing possibility of flight planning for DJI on PC? At the beginning of this year DJI will discontinue their PC mission planning software Ground Station due to Google discontinuing their Google Earth API. Along with that, there has been a recall of DJI 900 MHz radio links.
UgCS does not rely on Google Earth API, we have our own map engine…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on January 28, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments
The UgCS team has accomplished what we believe is a first – integrating a Mode S/ADS-B out transponder with a small drone, enabling radar visibility throughout the drone’s flight. A BeagleBone Black computer with CAN bus shield was used to integrate a Sagetech XPS-TR, the world’s smallest transponder, with the A2’s flight controller. The flight controller continuously…
One of the recently implemented features of UgCS is the Click and Go mode. This makes flying drones with waypoints more intuitive and easier than ever. All you need to do is click on the map, place a point and the drone will automatically fly to it without the need to calculate and upload the route. For DJI drones this works even if the drone is on the ground.…Continue
UgCS has two very important features when it comes to mapping. The first is that UgCS supports geotagging. This means that UgCS is able to sync the telemetry data from a flight to pictures taken during the fligh
This information can then be used in software such as Pix4D to stitch the pictures together to create a map overlay. This map overlay can then be…
We are glad to announce the release of UgCS 2.7. This version features many improvements and changes over the previous version.
Mapping with UgCS is now easier than ever, the Area scan now a flag called “additional waypoints” which helps to reduce the number of generated waypoints. This is very useful for DJI autopilots in which the number of…Continue
UgCS As a Platform
Right from the beginning UgCS was designed not only as an out of the box ground station software for end users, but also as a platform for custom and integration projects.
By now a number of different custom projects have been implemented using UgCS as the basis for them - integration…Continue
We are glad to announce that DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 are now supported in UgCS desktop mission planning software. This works through our Android app UgCS for DJI available now on Google Play. The app connects to DJI Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 remote the same way DJI native app does. What is different is that, once your laptop and Android device are…Continue
- You can now plan and execute missions in UgCS with DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 by using UgCS desktop version together with our Android app “UgCS for DJI” available on…Continue
We've been asked many times to offer an API for UgCS server to open integration with additional devices and systems such as antenna trackers, security systems and ATC.
Finally it's done and published.
You can find it here:…
Added by Kristaps Brass on September 16, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments