29 May 2013 The UAS control segment architecture: an overview
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The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) directed the Services in 2009 to jointly develop and demonstrate a common architecture for command and control of Department of Defense (DoD) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Groups 2 through 5. The UAS Control Segment (UCS) Architecture is an architecture framework for specifying and designing the softwareintensive capabilities of current and emerging UCS systems in the DoD inventory. The UCS Architecture is based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles that will be adopted by each of the Services as a common basis for acquiring, integrating, and extending the capabilities of the UAS Control Segment. The UAS Task Force established the UCS Working Group to develop and support the UCS Architecture. The Working Group currently has over three hundred members, and is open to qualified representatives from DoD-approved defense contractors, academia, and the Government. The UCS Architecture is currently at Release 2.2, with Release 3.0 planned for July 2013. This paper discusses the current and planned elements of the UCS Architecture, and related activities of the UCS Community of Interest.
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Douglas A. Gregory, Douglas A. Gregory, Parag Batavia, Parag Batavia, Mark Coats, Mark Coats, Chris Allport, Chris Allport, Ann Jennings, Ann Jennings, Richard Ernst, Richard Ernst, "The UAS control segment architecture: an overview", Proc. SPIE 8754, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2013, 875404 (29 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2019836; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2019836

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