The Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center has unveiled a new, custom built mobile ground control station (M-GCS), which will be used to support applied research and development, simulation, and flight training for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations.
Dayton, OH - The Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center has unveiled a new, custom built mobile ground control station (M-GCS), which will be used to support applied research and development, simulation, and flight training for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations.
The new vehicle, built in Centerville, Ohio, in partnership with Unmanned Solutions Technologies, provides students with the unique capability to participate in Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) exercises, combining live UAS flight operations and ground-based participants, data analytics, and advanced simulation. A recent exercise conducted with industry partner Simlat at the National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR) utilized the advanced capabilities of the new M-GCS, as the vehicle was used to link live flight operations of a Sinclair UAS with a ground-based flight crew and real-time participants on Sinclair's Dayton campus and at Simlat's headquarters in Israel.
"The addition of our new mobile ground control station will have a major impact on training opportunities for students in the UAS program as well as industry partners working with Sinclair on applied research and data collection," said Deb Norris, Senior Vice President for Sinclair Workforce Development. "By working with Unmanned Solutions Technologies, we've had a great opportunity to show the strength of our partnership model for UAS, bringing together Sinclair, a Dayton area manufacturer, and an Israeli technology company to advance the industry."
Planned uses for the new ground control vehicle that will benefit the state will include exploratory projects built around UAS such as mapping and surveying of critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and pipelines.
"We are very excited to be working with Sinclair to deliver the first M-GCS developed through our partnership with the college," said Kent Tiffany, Chief Operating Officer of Unmanned Solutions Technologies. "The capabilities of the station, from student training to research and development, are a great example of the ground-breaking work that's happening in the Dayton region for UAS and remotely piloted aircraft technologies."
Sinclair College is recognized as a national leader in UAS, supported by world-class partnerships, cutting-edge technology, and custom training programs designed to drive the expansion of the UAS industry. Sinclair's curriculum focuses on real-world applications of emerging UAS and sensor technologies through classroom and online instruction, simulation and hands-on vehicle operations. For more information on Sinclair's UAS program and capabilities, visit uas.sinclair.edu