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Vigilant Aerospace is announcing our new list of FlightHorizon™ products for both ground-based and on-board detect-and avoid, and our new integration and consulting services: FlightHorizon GCS™ – Uses an aviation transponder and, when available, ground-based radar, attached to a laptop or workstation at the ground control station to provide commands to maintain well-clear distances and situational awareness to the ground-based unmanned aircraft pilot. FlightHorizon AIR™ – Uses onboard transponder data and, when available, onboard radar, delivered to the ground control station over a radio control channel to provide commands to maintain well-clear distances commands and situational awareness to the unmanned aircraft pilot. FlightHorizon PILOT™ – Uses onboard FlightHorizon computer, transponder data and, when available, onboard radar data, to send self-separation commands directly to the onboard autopilot. FlightHorizon FLEET™ [COMING SOON] – Cloud-based online unmanned fleet management system that collects flight logs from multiple FlightHorizon installations to provide centralized reporting, license management and flight replays for fleets. Integration & Consulting Services (services page) – Vigilant Aerospace is now providing consulting services to ensure the smooth integration of FlightHorizon™ into your flight operations. Services include installation, configuration, system integration, software customization, user interface customization, testing, training and compliance consulting for companies using FlightHorizon™ products. FlightHorizon™ uses data from standard aviation transponders and radar to allow unmanned aircraft to autonomously self-separate from other aircraft and avoid mid-air collisions. This function is critical to allowing unmanned aircraft to fly beyond visual line-of-sight. The software also provides unmanned aircraft pilots with a 2D map-based view and 3D synthetic cockpit view of the airspace and full sensor fusion across aviation transponders, radars and online data feeds. The system is designed to help operators maintain flight safety, achieve beyond visual line-of-sight flight authorizations and comply with FAA Part 107.205 waiver requirements and upcoming RTCA SC-228 Phase II MOPS. FlightHorizon™ is based on an exclusively licensed NASA patent (#9,405,005) and prototype which has been extensively tested to provide a unique autonomous “detect-and-avoid” function.

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FlightHorizon logo_VigilantAerospace SystemsWe are excited to talk with you about your safety, situational awareness and detect-and-avoid needs and to put FlightHorizon™ to work in your flight operations. Contact us here. You can also download the new FlightHorizon™ Product & Services Summary [PDF] to learn what version of FlightHorizon™ best fits your needs.  

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About Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Vigilant Aerospace is the leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The company’s product, FlightHorizon, is based on two NASA patents and uses data from multiple sources to display a real-time picture of the air traffic around a UAS and to provide automatic avoidance maneuvers to prevent collisions. The software is designed to meet industry technical standards, to provide automatic safety and to allow UAS to safely fly beyond the sight of the pilot. The software has won multiple industry awards and the company has had contracts and users at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and with a variety of drone development programs. Visit our website at

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