Developing and Testing a Real-World Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight, Multi-Sensor Detect-and-Avoid System for sUASJune 23, 2021 Presentation: available ON-DEMAND Roundtable Discussion: Thursday, June 24 10:00 AM ET Venue: Online Speaker: Kraettli L. Epperson, CEO, Vigilant Aerospace Systems Details: This presentation will review and explain Vigilant Aerospace System’s recent work in the design, development and real-world testing of a multi-sensor detect-and-avoid system design to help small unmanned aircraft to maintain required well-clear distances from manned aircraft. Based on two patents licensed from NASA and ongoing commercialization work, the system is currently used in multiple NASA and FAA projects. The presentation will discuss the equipment and systems used to establish and maintain air traffic situational awareness, general flight safety, and maintenance of well-clear throughout the flight of an unmanned aircraft. Utilizing on-board telemetry, transponder receivers and radars, this technology is designed to be a system that is economically viable for commercial small UAS operations beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). The presentation will also include information on the system’s use during a recent 18-mile fully autonomous beyond visual line-of-sight flight carried out by Oklahoma State University with a small UAS inside 13-mile FAA authorized flight corridor. Also, we will discuss the future road map for on-board detect-and-avoid system development, necessary research and testing steps, relevant published standards, waivers and regulatory changes, and emerging technologies and trends. Future integration work and flights are expected to incorporate Remote ID and UTM solutions that are also designed for small UAS operations. The presentation will help to answer the question of what factors are critical for BVLOS UAS safety and steps for future flights. View more about this session and more at www.BAM-forum.org/program/sessions Register now to join us and industry experts at the upcoming virtual Business of Automated Mobility Forum and don’t miss our Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, June 24th where we will be available for Q&A.
About the Business of Automated Mobility ForumThe Business of Automated Mobility Forum is co-developed and administered by SAE and AUVSI, the Business of Automated Mobility Forum features two days of live and prerecorded sessions focusing on the business of technology for unmanned mobility. The live program addresses the critical challenges faced by aerospace and ground vehicle industry startups and new market entrants such as startup capital and financing, consumer acceptance and liability, data privacy, safety and security, industry consensus standards development, and market forecasting.
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About AUVSIThe Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in industry, government and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. AUVSI membership is open to all types of unmanned systems and robotics companies and professionals serving the industry. For more information on AUVSI, visit www.AUVSI.org.
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 www.VigilantAerospace.com