Drone Show Software

Enables simultaneous and synchronised control of dozens of drones as flying pixels with integrated open source 3D mission planning plugin and Art-Net protocol. Create and manage truly amazing drone swarm shows! Manage drone shows by one drone operator from one computer!

Payloads

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

Integration with Art-Net

Drone Show Software 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

Drone Show Software currently is the only one commercially available software for drone swarm mission planning, management and payload control with plugin to transform 3D animation into drone flight paths and integrated Art-Net.

To set up a drone swarm show: choreograph the flight of drones and light effect in 3D animation software like Blender (open-source), convert the choreography into flight plans for UgCS - the drone show is ready for take-off! The show can be managed by one drone operator from a single computer equipped with Drone Show Software.

Plan | Fly | Entertain

Drone Show Software IN ACTION

A flight of 50 drones in real-time - a performance combining 3D elements and text message #FromRigaWithLove.

20 drone light-music show for a global system integrator operating in Turkey and the Middle East - NGN. The demonstration of the drone show was presented during the launching event of the Star of Bosphorus Data Center (Turkey).

"The running man" drone swarm of 20 drones.

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 flight of 50 drones in real-time - a performance combining 3D elements and text message #FromRigaWithLove.

20 drone light-music show for a global system integrator operating in Turkey and the Middle East - NGN. The demonstration of the drone show was presented during the launching event of the Star of Bosphorus Data Center (Turkey).

"The running man" drone swarm of 20 drones.

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.

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

  • Pixhawk autopilot.
  • 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.

Start planning your drone show now!

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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