The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) – manager of the federal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y. – has implemented ANRA Technologies’ UAS traffic management (UTM) platform at the test site.
According to NUAIR, the technology 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.
“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,” says Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret), CEO 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 such as remote ID. The platform is designed to integrate both participating and non-participating UAS into a single, operational UTM.
“We are excited to work with NUAIR and the NYS UAS Test Site on evolving UTM capabilities and performance standards that will hopefully help define the requirements for an Air Navigation Service Provider ‘approvable’ service,” says Amit Ganjoo, CEO of ANRA Technologies. “Without initiatives like this in place, it will be extremely challenging to justify implementation of a commercially viable UTM to support safe BVLOS operations.”
More than 40 UAS stakeholders from 20 global companies recently came together with NUAIR to establish key objectives to move the drone industry forward. As a result, multiple UTM use-case scenarios are now taking place at the test site.