Ground Control Station (GCS) Team Lead

Riverside, United States

Introduction of Ground Control Station Sub-Team

Sub-teams are specialized teams that produce particular sub-systems defined by the project’s need. In addition to contributing towards the overall product, sub-teams serve as an opportunity for UCR-UAS members to engage in both leadership and technical development roles.

The Ground Control Station team is responsible for designing, developing, and testing a centralized communications and operations station that is used by operators on the ground to manage all operations of the UAV and UGV during the mission. The GCS team is to develop a station that is capable of AUVSI SUAS Competition mission requirements.

Ground Control Station Sub-Team Lead Job Description

Sub-team leads are responsible for developing innovative technical solutions for their given subsystem. These sub-systems are defined and approved by the AUVSI-SUAS Project Coordinator. The sub-team lead(s) are expected to oversee, manage, and engineer their sub-system from conception to integration, and if needed, decommission. In addition to being accountable for their sub-systems' integration, sub-team leads are expected to uphold UCR-UAS Leadership Values and offer meaningful guidance to its members.

The GCS lead is responsible for overseeing all operations within the GCS Team. The GCS lead is ultimately responsible for delivering a fully-functioning GCS that is integrated with all other subsystems by the 2023 AUVSI-SUAS competition.

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clear and open line of communication between the Project Coordinator and sub-team leads.

  • Organize and facilitate regular meetings with sub-team members.

  • Relay announcements and other pertinent information between sub-team leads and sub-team members.

  • Meet deadlines specified by the project timeline.

  • Attend and report project updates at weekly leads meeting and any other necessary meetings.

General Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and controlling all vehicles during operation

  • Processing images that are delivered from the UAV

  • Maintaining a strong communications relay between all vehicles and the ground station

  • Displaying data in an intuitive format that minimizes operator workload

  • Attend the 2023 AUVSI-SUAS Competition (typically held in Patuxent River, Maryland) in June 2023 or select and train another GCS sub-team member to represent the GCS team.

Application Information

If you're interested in applying for the GCS Lead position for the 2022-2023 term, please fill out the following form:

Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 25th 2022 by 11:59 PM PST