FlightHorizon PILOT™ is a complete solution for fully autonomous unmanned aircraft, enabling them to detect and track other aircraft and send avoidance commands to an onboard autopilot to self-separate from conflicts quickly and efficiently.
Based on a patent and software developed at NASA, the system uses algorithms and flight rules to achieve safety and regulatory compliance when flying beyond visual line-of-sight.
FlightHorizon PILOT™ is installed as an independent flight computer or as a software module on a primary flight computer onboard the unmanned aircraft and uses the signal from an aviation transponder (ADS-B) on the unmanned aircraft to track in real-time all other nearby aircraft. The software then provides self-separation and commands to maintain well-clear distances in the form of waypoints to the autopilot. When available, add-on data sources include onboard radar and networked air traffic control feeds (UTM).
FlightHorizon PILOT™ is designed to meet the FAA’s waiver requirements for beyond visual line-of-sight flights.
Features & Benefits
|Proprietary and patented avoidance algorithms
|Real-time detect-and-avoid with traffic alerts and specific avoidance commands
|Real-time traffic data collected from aviation receiver and other data feeds, as available
|Integrates with multiple receiver models including uAvionix, SageTech, and GDL-90-compatible devices
|Integrates with multiple autopilots using multiple protocols including MAVLink
|Can be run on an independent flight computer or as a software module on the primary autopilot flight computer, depending on equipage
|Detailed flight and traffic logging and full replay of flights
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