Vigilant Aerospace Systems recently participated in a pandemic response test flight with Oklahoma State University and MaxQ on April 16th at the Oklahoma State University Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Station.
The flights were led by the Oklahoma State University Unmanned Systems Research Institute and monitored onsite in real-time with our FlightHorizon airspace awareness and management system.
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Vigilant Aerospace Systems recently provided its FlightHorizon safety system for a demonstration flight of Oklahoma State University’s specially modified medical supply delivery drone.
The drone is designed to deliver medical supplies and testing kits for pandemic relief and other disaster response using unmanned aircraft to speed arrival and reduce risk.
The FlightHorizon system provides air traffic monitoring and alerts about manned aircraft, which is required for safe drone flights beyond the visual line-of-sight of the pilot.
The system is based on a NASA patent and accepts data from radar, aircraft transponders and onboard autopilots.
The flight was completed near Stillwater Oklahoma by Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute using a vertical take-off drone that includes a temperature-controlled container from MaxQ.
The aim of this test was to demonstrate how FlightHorizon uses radar, aircraft transponders and data from the autopilot to track the delivery drone and surrounding air traffic for flight safety.
For more information, contact vigilant Aerospace Systems at www.VigilantAerospace.com.
For more details on the flights, visit our blog announcement here: “Vigilant Aerospace Uses Detect-and-Avoid System for Pandemic Response Drone Test Flight with Oklahoma State University and MaxQ”
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Unmanned vehicles have become a revolutionary technology that is taking the world by storm. The OSU Unmanned Systems Research Institute (USRI) accesses expertise across Oklahoma State University allowing them to combine cutting edge product development with academic knowledge and resources to create unique solutions to critical problems. For more information on the OSU Unmanned Systems Research Institute, visit CEAT.okstate.edu/USRI.
About the OSU School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Oklahoma State University School (OSU) of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) instructs and encourages students to reach full potential in technical expertise, innovative expression, intellectual curiosity, and collaborative design. MAE’s mission is to prepare engineers that are competitive nation-wide and internationally for employment opportunities and who will become respected achievers within their discipline and prepared for a lifetime of continuing development. For more information on the OSU School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, visit MAE.okstate.edu.
About Vigilant Aerospace Systems
Vigilant Aerospace is a technology company with offices in Oklahoma and North Dakota that provides the FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid and airspace management system for unmanned and autonomous aircraft. Based on an exclusively licensed NASA patent, the system accepts inputs from multiple data sources, fuses the data into a single picture of the airspace, predicts potential conflicts with other aircraft and then provides avoidance advisories to an unmanned aircraft pilot or airspace manager. The system helps unmanned aircraft to maintain safe distances from other traffic which is required to fly beyond visual line-of-sight. The system is currently used in NASA and FAA flight testing programs and has been the subject of multiple scientific papers. Visit our website at www.VigilantAerospace.com