AUVSI Xponential: UAV Navigation integrates Iris Automation Casia detect and avoid system with VECTOR autopilot

Announced on the first day of AUVSI Xponential in Atlanta, GA, the autopilot platform supplier UAV Navigation is integrating Iris Automation’s Casia detect and avoid software into its autopilot solution, VECTOR. UAVs equipped with VECTOR and Casia detect and avoid now have the ability to detect uncooperative crewed aircraft in their airspace and autonomously or manually take corrective action.

The integration comes as Iris Automation releases Casia Software v2.2. The release also includes improvements to performance, track fusion and flight data uploads. Casia Software is embedded in all Casia systems, and uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to detect and classify aircraft intruders, similar to human pilots.

VECTOR autopilots are specifically designed to execute flight completely autonomously, even if the remote-control datalink becomes unavailable or fails. They are used by a wide range of commercial clients flying rotary wing, target drone, fixed-wing, and VTOL uncrewed aerial vehicles, worldwide.

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