An Action Filled Summer: UPP, TCL4 and Swiss U-Space
Dear <<First Name>>
Hope you are having a great Summer and found time to recharge, perhaps even go on vacation. For Team ANRA, it’s been a pivotal season supporting numerous activities around the globe. We are excited to be a part of the multiple initiatives pushing the industry forward.
Swiss Civil Aviation Authority. In Europe, the European Commission has launched the concept of U-Space, a set of decentralized services created to integrate drones in the airspace and to enable them to operate together with manned aircraft.
With the view to ensure transparency and inclusiveness, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has facilitated the creation of the Swiss U-Space Implementation (SUSI) platform. This SUSI effort is inspired by the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) UAS Traffic Management (UTM) concept of operations (CONOPs), helping the European UTM System (CORUS) in their development of the Swiss U-Space CONOPs (SUSCO).
ANRA Technologies will participate in SUSI in multiple categories, ranging from technical discussions to field demonstrations, offering ANRA’s years of UTM experience and mature capabilities. In support of SUSI, ANRA will offer its advanced UTM platform called DroneUSS™, that can be deployed as standalone or combined into a comprehensive service package for an ANSP, regulator or a commercial enterprise. The platform is comprised of micro-services that are designed to scale to support millions of drones. Some features include discovery/authentication/registration services, mission planning, traffic management, and open interfaces to enable integration into ATC as well as emerging capabilities like remote identification of drones. Stay tuned for some upcoming events over the course of next few weeks.
Enabling Autonomous Flight and Operations in the NAS.
With the emergence of unmanned aircraft systems, an impending pilot shortage, expected growth in aviation, and need for scalability and efficiency, future flights and operations are envisioned to become increasingly autonomous. Many organizations like ANRA are developing autonomous flight systems based on emerging technological trends, but enabling these operations is very resource intensive.
Earlier this month ANRA participated in the “Enabling Autonomous Flight and Operations in the NAS” workshop to bring together stakeholders to provide input towards a national strategy to enable increasingly autonomous operations. This will include identifying clear steps and collaboration(s) needed to enable autonomous small, medium and large-size aircraft to operate within a progressively increasing complex airspace.
Some of the objectives of this workshop included
- Identity of autonomous flight and operation needs, including research gaps
- Steps required to implement increasingly autonomous operations in progressively complex airspace and areas—and in the presence of mixed equipage
- Potential opportunities for collaborations, including demonstrations and operational implementation of increasingly autonomous systems in the NAS
Wrapping Up A Summer of UTM Love. As summer winds down so does ANRA’s successful sprint through a series of significant UTM-related tests that were sponsored by NASA and FAA. Once the imposed media embargo has been lifted, we’ll be able to report on ANRA’s Summer of UTM Love and how well our DroneUSSTM platform performed in real-world operations.
But meanwhile we wanted to point you out to some information already available out there on the social media. Please click here to get the sneak peek and what is happening out there.
As always, please reach out to us with your questions, thoughts, comments, feedback, and one of our team members will be glad to engage with you.
Your ANRA Team