Iris Automation’s onboard multi-camera detect and avoid (DAA) system, Casia® X, will be available for shipping May 21, 2021.
According to the company:
“Casia X is the only solution for commercial drones and unpiloted aircraft delivering a full 360° radial detection capability using computer vision technology. Originally introduced as Casia 360, Casia X is an evolution of the Casia product line that offers several significant improvements: increased probability of detection performance by 7% and a 12X reduction in false detections, based on nearly 16,000 total real-world manned aircraft encounter flight tests; improved software reliability, for higher overall system uptime; a new architecture that will support camera configurations from one to six units to provide flexibility in weight and field of view; and visual aircraft encounter replay tooling and log files to help analyze detections and air risk.”
AviSight, an unmanned industrial inspection and advanced data solutions provider has partnered with Iris as a Casia X beta user. The company intends to integrate Casia X into its field testing of long linear inspection operations. According to William O’Donnell, director of operations at AviSight: “Our customers understand that unmanned missions can dramatically enhance efficiencies, reduce costs and improve the overall safety of their infrastructure maintenance and environmental monitoring programs. Technologies like Casia provide us with additional layers of safety, helping us advance toward beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, in close collaboration with federal regulators invested in safe airspace integration. We are excited to be working with the Iris Automation team.”
Casia is also being tested as part of several global civil aviation authority programmes, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s BEYOND program to advance complex BVLOS UAS operations in the US National Airspace System. As part of the BEYOND Program, Iris has so far partnered with four lead participants – the City of Reno, Kansas Dept of Transportation, University of Alaska Fairbanks (ACUASI) and the Choctaw Nation. Iris had previously partnered with each of these lead participants in the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) which concluded in October 2020.
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