The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, have successfully implemented the UAS traffic management (UTM) platform from ANRA Technologies into the New York State UAS test site. This advances the test site’s capabilities by enhancing multiple, simultaneous beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations that involve both manned and unmanned vehicles sharing the same airspace. ANRA Technologies also enhances tracking and supports network based Remote ID and detect-and-avoid capabilities.
“The implementation of ANRA’s technologies brings great agility and currency to the New York State UAS test site and keeps NUAIR on the path to bring the test site to full operational capability by early August of this year,” said Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret), chief executive officer of the NUAIR Alliance. “ANRA joins our team of UAS service suppliers at the test site and has implemented world-class flight and range information management systems, significantly enhancing our UAS testing capabilities.”
Features of the ANRA UTM platform include flight planning and monitoring, command and control, separation assurance, airspace management, tracking of drones, reporting, and open interfaces to enable capabilities like Remote ID. The platform is designed to integrate both participating and non-participating UAS into a single operational unmanned traffic management system.
During a NUAIR-hosted, two-day conference in January, consisting of more than 40 UAS industry experts from 20 global companies, specific “real-world” scenarios were outlined and testing participating and non-participating UAS in the same airspace was one of those scenarios. This scenario showcases the commercial viabilities of UAS, while highlighting the technical challenges of operating multiple UAS in shared airspace. The implementation of the ANRA UTM platform makes this testing capability a reality for the New York State UAS test site.
“We are excited to work with NUAIR and the NYS UAS Test Site on evolving UTM capabilities and performance standards that will hopefully help define the requirements for an Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) “Approvable” service,” said Amit Ganjoo, CEO of ANRA Technologies. “Without initiatives like this in place, it will be extremely challenging to justify implementation of a commercially viable UTM to support safe BVLOS operations.”
The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance, or NUAIR) is a New York based not-for-profit coalition of several hundred private and public entities and academic institutions. NUAIR leads, manages, oversees, and coordinates operations at the NY UAS Test Site, located in Rome, NY, which is responsible to the FAA and NASA to conduct operations for UAS testing. NUAIR is recognized as a leader in technology and applications development in building the case for safe UAS operations in the Nation’s airspace. The NUAIR staff of experienced aviation professionals provide safety, airworthiness, technical, operations, and customer support globally as well as focused operations across NY. The NUAIR Alliance consortium partners provide unsurpassed expertise in aeronautical research, UAS operations, and safety management. Visit www.nuair.org to learn more.
About ANRA Technologies
ANRA Technologies provides unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators and service providers with an off the shelf, industry leading and award winning operational UTM platform and services for launching and managing commercial drone operations.
ANRA has powered multiple national campaigns to test BVLOS and Line-Of-Sight (LOS) UTM operations at various test locations around the US and internationally. These deployments were designed to test and validate technology enabling multiple aircrafts to share the same airspace safely while also paving the way for broader integration of these vehicles into the national airspace. ANRA is also engaged in the UK UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program. The Program is part of a wider program which is government led and across the public and private sectors, aimed at enabling safe integration of drones into UK airspace.
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