AME UAS Releases New Version of SharkFin® Mission Management and Control Software

May 17, 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AME Unmanned Air Systems (AME UAS), a ChandlerMay company, announces the release of SharkFin® Basic UAS mission planning software. SharkFin® Basic is a STANAG 4586 compliant, multi-vehicle, Core UAV Control System (CUCS), which also gives full UAV three-dimensional situational awareness.

SharkFin® provides interfaces and information so that UAS mission operators can plan and monitor multiple UAVs in real-time situations and real-world environments. Mission planning is achieved with unique threat decision aids, integrated route planning tools, and payload simulation capabilities – all in one integrated package.

“We are very pleased to release a commercial version of Sharkfin®. The software allows users to plan UAS ISR missions which enable actionable intelligence for today’s Warfighter. SharkFin® Basic also provides a platform for the development of more advanced ISR mission management software solutions tailored to specific customer requirements,” said John Purvis, President and CEO of AME UAS.

The capabilities of SharkFin® Basic were derived from careful analysis of UAV requirements and from AME UAS’s experience building and supporting operational unmanned systems. The three fundamental needs of mission operators, relevant situational awareness, intuitive decision aids, and appropriate levels of automation, have been met in the newly released package.

SharkFin® meets the demands of mission planning environments by balancing the strengths of computers and humans, combining the cognitive abilities and “real-world” insight of humans with the computational power of advanced algorithms.

“SharkFin® Basic establishes the foundation of our UAS mission planning with a Core UAV Control System and user-centric interface that is modular and scalable to multiple STANAG compliant airframes. Its plug-in architecture and design also lends itself to various service interfaces and control of multiple sensor platforms,” added Jeffrey Getzlaff, AME UAS’s Manager of Software Systems.

SharkFin® Basic is complete mission planning software and is offered free to the UAS community upon request. To request a copy, send an email to sharkfin@ameuas.com, along with a short description of your application or interest.

For more information on SharkFin®, Fury®, and AME UAS, please visit http://www.ameuas.com

About ChandlerMay

ChandlerMay is a System Integration and Tactical Product Development company that has delivered hundreds of Command and Control (C2) shelters and rugged computing systems to the defense and aerospace markets. These military systems designed and built by ChandlerMay include the development and production of tactical ground control shelters, custom C2 systems on air defense control platforms, portable ground control stations, tactical equipment test stations, UAV flight and payload computers, and field-rugged system simulators and trainers. http://www.chandlermay.com

About AME Unmanned Air Systems

AME Unmanned Air Systems is a ChandlerMay company headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA, specializing in the design, test, production, and support of unmanned aircraft systems. After designing and producing the US Air Force’s first small UAV system, the company has since delivered over 1500 aircraft to US and Allied forces. AME UAS focuses on innovative turnkey solutions that support the Warfighter and meet unique “special” mission requirements. http://www.ameuas.com

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Steve May
ChandlerMay, Inc.
(256) 319-7230 office

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