The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, have implemented the UAS traffic management (UTM) platform from ANRA Technologies into the New York State UAS test site.
According to a NUAIR press release: “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.
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