UgCS enables mission planning in terrain-following mode – enabling a very-low- flying vehicle to automatically maintain a relatively constant altitude above ground level. The accuracy of the default SRTM database of UgCS varies, therefore to enable precise and safe flight altitude precise DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data has to be imported of the survey area.
DRONE FLIGHT PLANNING AND CONTROL SOFTWARE by SPH ENGINEERING
✓ [NEW] Automatic LiDAR toolset “”“
✓ Plan flights with terrain following.
✓ Photogrammetry tool ““”
✓ Vertical scan tool ““”
✓ Area scan tool for non-camera sensors ““”
✓ Corridor mapping, SAR patterns.
✓ Import custom map and terrain elevation data.
✓ Live geotagged video stream “”“
✓ Work offline
Supports most popular UAV platforms including DJI M300, M600, M2X0, Inspire, Phantom series, Mavic series, Parrot, and MAVLink-compatible drones (Pixhawk with ArduPilot/PX4)
Advanced Flight Planning Software
Drone survey planning is critical to the acquisition of correct data,
UGCS enables the planning of perfect missions with the help of advanced Tools with emphasis on the subsequent photogrammetric processing phase.
UGCS PRO is the reference tool on the market for professionals in technical-industrial drone surveying,
uncompromisingly advanced software compatible with most drones on the market.
Planning missions and controlling the drone with software
is quick and easy,the feature-rich graphical interface allows you to control
and plan flights using functions such as:aerial scans for aero-photogrammetry, programmed routes with waypoints,
mission restoration from the point of interruption (e.g., battery change) immersive 3D environmental mission planning, elevation profiling,
on-screen telemetry, direct drone control, “point and click,” remote control, and simulation program.
– [NEW] Automatic LiDAR toolset “””
– Photogrammetry tool “””
– Vertical scan “””
– Area Scan tool for geophysical and non-camera sensors “””
– Corridor mapping, SAR patterns
– DTM/DSM and maps import
– Terrain following mode
– Live geotagged video stream “””
– Works without internet
UgCS currently supports:
– M600/600 Pro,
– M300 M200/210/210RTK,
– Phantom 4/4Pro/4ProV2/4RTK with SDK controller only,
– Phantom 3,
– Mavic Pro/2 series,
– Spark, N3, A3;
– Parrot: ANAFI;
– Px4MAVLinkcompatible multirotors,
– fixed wings and VTOLs;
Main feature Comparison
– Waypoints, Linear, Circle, Perimeter, Area Scan tools
– Automatic Photogrammetry, Vertical (fecade) scan, Corridor mapping, SAR tools
– Immersive 3D mission planning enviroment
– KML/CSV Data import
– DEM import
– Elevation profile & Terrain following mode
– Geo-referenced image import
– Custom map overlays
– ADS-B Receiver
– Video Transmitting
– Compatible with Ugcs Mapper to process images and create map overlays.
For perpetual: Annual Support & Update package (starting second year) = USD 120/yearly*
All features of Ugcs PRO plus:
– Lidar suvery planning tools
(currently compatible with DJI M300, M600, M210/200)
– Live video stream from Ugcs for DJI to Ugcs
(currently compatible only with Android & Win)
– Multiple SDK connections
– ADS-B Transponder
– Compatible with Ugcs Mapper to perform live video mapping
For perpetual: Annual Support & Update package (starting second year) = USD 400/yearly*
Save time and money
– No need to use multiple programs – UgCS is universal and supports the majority of commercially available drones
– Import and create routes from customer-provided KML data and save more than 50% of your time
– Save days of traveling and before leaving the site, validate acquired data by stitching images with the offline processing software UgCS Mapper
Increase surveying productivity
– Increase the data capture productivity at least 2 times with the inbuilt automatic photogrammetry planning tool
– Plan and fly missions without internet connection even in a desert area with offline map caching capability
– Fly long routes, resuming flights from a certain waypoint after battery change
Higher flight safety
– Use pre-installed or import more precise DEM data to increase accuracy and safety for missions with terrain following
– Adjust the allowed flight range and No-Fly Zones to fly according to regulatory requirements
Automated drone mission planning, built-in Photogrammetry and Geotagging tools, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and KML
file import enables map customization, and battery change option for long routes make UgCS an effective solution for large
Map customization | Offline usage
Create routes from KML
KML files with boundaries of the survey area can be imported into UgCS to set precise survey location. “LineString” segments of the KML file will be imported as simple Waypoint route. “LinearRing” segment can be imported as “Area scan,” “Photogrammetry” or “Perimeter” route type.
Plan surveys with Terrain following
Import DEM for safer mission planning
The terrain is always changing, but changes are not always implemented into 3D maps as fast as it is needed. To plan an automated low altitude or mission with terrain following for the purposes of mapping, surveying or monitoring, import Digital Elevation Model (DEM) into UgCS to plan safe missions.
Georeferenced image import as Map overlays
To fly automated drone missions precise maps are more important than ever. Import GeoTIFF images as map overlay into UgCS, providing the power to customize the maps to suit your needs.
Mission planner | Drone control
Immersive 3D mission planning environment
UgCS features mission planner with a Google Earth-like 3D interface for UAV mission planning, enabling to navigate the environment more easily. Moreover, a 3D mission planning environment gives more control allowing to view the created flight plan from all angles, taking into account any obstacles such as terrain or buildings.
Drone survey planning tools
UgCS offers tools to make aerial surveys and mapping as easy and effortless as possible. Choose one of the pre-installed camera profiles or create a new one to suit your camera. The LiDAR, Photogrammetry, Corridor mapping, Vertical scan, and Area Scan tools will automatically calculate the flight path based on the drone and camera settings. Alternatively, the Area Scan and Photogrammetry parameters can be adjusted manually, such as GSD, overlap, or desired altitude.
Facade scan tool
The tool for vertical scanning allows to plan a vertical plane, specify the distance to the wall, as well as side and forward overlap. The optimal flying path is calculated automatically. UgCS supports importing 3D object and custom DEM data with the terrain following function. The tool is also extremely useful in mining for examining open quarries.
Once UgCS completes the flight path calculation the elevation profile of the route displays the AGL and AMSL altitude of the drone. The exact altitudes above sea level at all points provides the ability to plan drone missions with respect to the surrounding.
The telemetry data window in UgCS displays telemetry data including the charge level of the battery, radio link and GPS signal quality, current course and heading, speed, altitude and much more.
Automatic flight mode (waypoints) and direct drone control
UgCS enables multiple flight modes. The manual flight mode allows controlling the drone with the remote control. Once a flight plan is created and uploaded to the autopilot the Automatic flight mode can be used. For many drones, UgCS also supports Click&Go and Joystick control flight modes.
There are in-built software emulators for quadrocopters and fixed wing drones-emucopter and emuplane. It enables to test a route before uploading it to a real drone. Feel free to test different features and settings of UgCS in a safe environment.
Post-flight analysis and Image processing
UgCS has an in-build geotagging tool, allowing to sync the timestamps of the images with the autopilot’s telemetry data recorded during the flight. After matching the geotags with coordinates and correct altitudes, the images can be used for further processing. Create map overlays or 3D models to import them into UgCS for more precise mission planning.
All telemetry data of the flights is recorded in UgCS, enabling to replay the flights of the drone during the flight.
No-Fly zones - airport registry
UgCS has built-in No-Fly zones (NFZ) for all major airports, enabling safe flight planning near airports since the flight path will automatically be calculated around the no-fly zone. Airport no-fly zones can be disabled in UgCS PRO and UgCS ENTERPRISE.
Create custom No-Fly zones
UgCS option to create own custom no-fly zones (NFZ) enables to specify regions where flights are prohibited. UgCS will automatically calculate flight path avoiding these areas and make sure that the drone does not enter NFZ while on an automated flight.
Fly zone limits for routes
Set boundaries for the flights starting from the first waypoint. Fly zone limits for routes feature gives the ability to control, that the drone does not fly too far away or higher than desired, according to local regulation.
UgCS System Requirements
- Windows 7 with SP1 or later; Windows 8; Windows 10 / 64-bit
- Mac OS X Maverick 10.9 or later / 64-bit
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 64-bit
- Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 at 2.4 GHz
- Recommended RAM: 4GB or more
- Graphics card with DirectX 10 support (shader model 4.0). Any card made since 2004 should work
- 2 GB of free space
- TCP/IPv4 network stack
- Minimum supported screen resolution: 1024×768
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