The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance, in collaboration with ANRA Technologies, recently conducted an operational assessment of ANRA’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) technology for drone remote identification.
The testing was conducted May 28-29 at the federal New York UAS Test site, located at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y. Staff from NUAIR assessed ANRA’s technology using draft industry standards for evaluating both broadcast- and network-based remote ID capabilities.
Several drones were flown by NUAIR staff, with two carrying a Wi-Fi broadcast module, provided by ANRA and Doodle Labs. Overall, the event was deemed successful for being the first operational assessment of both broadcast and network capability, according to the partners.
ANRA and Doodle Labs have also announced a decision to open-source the broadcast-based remote ID firmware, which can be used for any Linux-compatible Wi-Fi hardware module.
“We are thrilled to test our technology to advance commercial drone operations. ANRA is committed to safe and efficient drone operations, and we know that starts with gaining public trust,” says Amit Ganjoo, CEO of ANRA Technologies.
“Companies like ANRA are partnering with NUAIR and the N.Y. UAS test site to conduct safe and rigorous testing of the latest UTM technology for compliance with current and emerging standards,” adds Andy Thurling, NUAIR’s chief technology officer. “We are excited to provide resources and test expertise to businesses pushing the envelope of what’s possible with unmanned systems.”
ANRA is one of five UAS service suppliers that have been integrated into the New York UAS Test Site, along with AirMap, AGI/OneSky, Thales and Unifly.