Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial visualisation software, and Drone America, who develop drones for a variety of disaster response, humanitarian relief and commercial applications, have announced that they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness application into Drone America’s Airspace and Sensor Awareness System (DAAWS).
The Drone America Airspace and Sensor Awareness System (DAAWS) provides drone operators with airspace awareness for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) flight operations.
Drone America specializes in designing and building advanced long-range autonomous, multi-mission aircraft with modular payloads for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight operations and has developed the DAAWS system as part of its “Advanced Ground Control Station” to give flight teams the ability to manage BVLOS flight operations safely and effectively.
The DAAWS airspace awareness system provides commercial UAS pilots with situation awareness and an accurate picture of the airspace surrounding their Drone when operating it on long distance missions beyond their visual line-of-sight.
The IRIS display technology enables multiple drones to be managed simultaneously by a single operator and provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation and communications line-of-sight to enable BVLOS operations. IRIS will provide the operator with real-time 2D and 3D visualization of airborne track and weather data, as well as geo-fencing capabilities.
(Image: A Drone America Savant UAS is shown in flight during an extended mission beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). Kongsberg Geospatial’s IRIS technology helps provide airspace awareness to pilots on BVLOS missions.)