Multi-Platform Contoller (MPC)
The MIC Multi-Platform Controller (MPC) provides control and monitoring of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(UAVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). Multiple UAV/UGV platforms can be controlled from asingle
MPC unit. The MPC provides detailed, real-time, situational awareness, allows modifying the operational
characteristics of the system, and supports overriding decisions. The MPC is fully functional in
desktop, rugged laptop, and man wearable configurations.
MPC is a fully open, component-based avionics and mission payload software package conforming to DoD/DISA
open architecture requirements and standards for real-time embedded system applications. MPC avionics
and vehicle systems commands are converted to Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) and NATO
4586 command streams as appropriate for execution by both unmanned ground assets. MPC allows
communication with other soldiers using VMF messages on the Tactical Internet. MPC avionics
implementation employs Vehicle Specific Modules (VSM) for the Procerus Kestrel and the Cloud Cap
Piccolo Autopilots, using a NATO 4586 compliant message set and integrated HCI controls including
standard devices (keyboard, mouse, touch screen) and advanced High Noise Voice module (MIC Voice).
MPC's ground vehicle implementation employs Vehicle Specific Modules (VSM) using JAUS compliant message
sets and integrated HCI controls including standard devices (keyboard, mouse, touch screen) and advanced
High Noise Voice module (MIC Voice).
MPC has been integrated with Army C4I Systems, (FBCB2, AFATADS, and MCS) and is interoperable with the
CERDEC SEAMS (AXLE) architecture.