Since its inception, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has adapted to military life and has subsequently become an integral part of modern day warfare. Although unmanned, this technology remains dependent on human interaction for optimal function. Bridging the gap between rapidly advancing technology and the human, the Vigilant Spirit Control Station (VSCS) serves as a multi-faceted facilitator in areas ranging from research to combat missions. The result, consequentially, is an increase in the efficiency of the program by enabling a single operator to supervise multiple vehicles. Streamlining technology is tantamount to the program’s success. Developed with this in mind, VSCS effectively integrates sophisticated advancements for the purpose of strengthening the collaborative relationship between the operator and the UAV, and ultimately serves to propel this multi-purpose asset into the next decade.
Rowe, A. J.,
Liggett, K. K.,
& Davis, J. E.
(2009). Vigilant Spirit Control Station: A Research Testbed for Multi-UAS Supervisory Control Interfaces. 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 287-292.