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80 compatibility with our Swappable Radio Modules [SRM] ecosystem. It is not limited to a single system, so you can swap SRM radios in and out of the SRoC in the field as desired using a simple tool-free click-fit into place. “It also means the GCS works with almost any kind of radio, including those from Persistent Systems, Silvus, Microhard, Doodle Labs and TrellisWare. “It used to be that, depending on whatever GCS you were using, you were forced to use the radio that came with it from the factory,” Vestergaard added. “With the SRM ecosystem you can easily change radios to get different frequencies, power outputs, modulations, encryptions and other parameters to suit your mission needs.” The SRoC has a 7 in screen, weighs 950 g and measures 256 x 140 x 66 mm. Alongside the SRM dock, it includes a USB-C connector and one Nett Warrior connector. It also incorporates two swappable battery module docks, as well as an array of joysticks and buttons to prevent any mistakes from touchscreen use. The standard GCS is available to buy now, and the first batch of SRoCs has already been shipped to customers. SBG Systems displayed its new Ekinox Micro INS for the first time, having announced the product only a week before the show. It comes with a tacticalgrade IMU designed for a compact footprint, hence its name. “The INS embeds a dual-antenna GNSS receiver, enabling its use even in low dynamic conditions, and making it optimal for navigation in large uncrewed systems,” said Yoann Plenet. “It’s a rugged system, qualified to military-level standards such as Mil-Std 810 for shocks and vibration, Mil-Std 1275 for the power supply, and Mil-Std 461 for EMC and EMI protection, so it can be used with all kinds of carriers. But even with these military qualifications it’s still ITAR-free, so there are no restrictions on its import and export.” The company has developed algorithms for enhanced detection and rejection of GNSS jamming and spoofing, enabling it to switch to use inertial readings instead of GNSS when the latter becomes hazardous to rely on. Its navigation systems are also being updated for integrating wider selections of sensors such as pitot tubes, barometers, or magnetometers for mitigating magnetic influences on navigation data. “The target with these extra integration capabilities is to help UAVs continue navigating for several minutes – and marine uncrewed systems for even longer because of their lower speed – without GNSS, such as in challenging or jammed environments,” Plenet explained. Spleenlab exhibited in Denver to promote its machine learning (ML) and AI solutions for use across different vehicles and platforms. “We have shown good performance from our ML and AI products on board UAVs where there’s often a limited footprint for computer hardware and hence processing power,” said Jan Hartmann. August/September 2023 | Uncrewed Systems Technology UXV Technologies’ SRoC GCS The Ekinox Micro INS