UgCS DDC

Enables simultaneous and synchronised control of dozens of drones as flying pixels with integrated Art-Net protocol.

Payloads

UgCS DDC enriches possibilities of outdoor shows by adding drone swarm equipped with LEDs, fireworks, smoke generators and other special effects choreographed to music.

Manage with Art-Net

UgCS DDC and Art-Net protocol integration enables smooth drone swarm incorporation to outdoor shows, as addition to lasers, beams and other fixtures. Drone lights, fireworks and other special effect payloads are managed from show console with Art-Net.

Drones as flying pixel map

UgCS DDC currently is the only one commercially available software for drone swarm mission planning, management and payload control with integrated Art-Net. Drone flight path is planned in UgCS immersive 3D environment. Each 10-20 drones are managed in UgCS DDC by one drone operator.

Plan | Fly | Entertain

UGCS DDC IN ACTION

A performance of seven drones equipped with smoke generators at Riga City Festival 2017 (Latvia).

Show organized by WATER CONCEPT at 9th Bella Skyway Festival (Poland).

Integrated Drone Wars performance at a Laser show 2.0 at Stone Mountain Park (USA) by FULL SPECTRUM. All drones are equiped with RTK-GPS and led-stripes around the frame.

Show setup by Customer with selfbuilt 9 drones equiped with LED-stripes around the frame.

A performance of seven drones equipped with smoke generators at Riga City Festival 2017 (Latvia).

Show organized by WATER CONCEPT at 9th Bella Skyway Festival (Poland).

Integrated Drone Wars performance at a Laser show 2.0 at Stone Mountain Park (USA) by FULL SPECTRUM. All drones are equiped with RTK-GPS and led-stripes around the frame.

Show setup by Customer with selfbuilt 9 drones equiped with LED-stripes around the frame

RTK GPS for advanced precision

When flying a large amount of drones simultaneously in close proximity to one another, precision is key. It is vital to ensure that necessary distance is kept between drones and there are no fluctuations in sensor readings. To ensure best drone swarm positioning precision RTK GPS should be used.

UgCS DDC System Requirements

Operating system:

    WINDOWS
  • Windows 7 with SP1 or later; Windows 8; Windows 10

Hard drive

  • 2 GB of free space

Graphics hardware

  • Graphics card with DirectX 9 support (shader model 2.0). Any card made since 2004 should work

Screen resolution

  • Minimum supported screen resolution: 1024x768

CPU

  • Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 at 2.4 GHz

Network

  • TCP/IPv4 network stack

Memory

  • Minimum RAM: 2GB, Recommended RAM: 4GB or more

UAV

  • MAVLink – compatible autopilot running ArduCopter firmware. Pixhawk or copies thereof can be used.
  • To establish reliable communication between multiple drones, it's suggested to use onboard WiFi modules, rather than standard telemetry data links.
  • Drones can be equipped with standard GPS units, but to ensure flight precision for drone shows, it's recommended to use RTK GPS units.

UAV payloads

  • Drones can be equipped with elements that can be controlled via PWM servo signal, e.g. for shows at night with LED modules, smoke generator etc.

Set up your drone swarm show

Flying swarm of drones with synchronised moves and special effects choreographed to music can produce a truly stunning view. The type of UAV and payload for each show should be chosen according to scenario and location. It is possible to send synchronised commands to all drones of the swarm, or just to certain groups or even to individual vehicle.

Integration services

SPH Engineering offers UAV integration services: building, acquiring and consulting on selection of airframes, autopilots, payloads for particular application and performing proof of concept projects and software development, to ensure compatibility with diverse show management platforms.

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