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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dual, Arclarity Form UAS Sense and Avoid Partnership

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today 02-19-2015] Aviation GPS and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers manufacturer Dual Electronics has announced a partnership with 3-D augmented reality aviation system provider Arclarity to develop a sense and avoid solution for commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The solution will use GPS position data, current aviation chart data, and air traffic and Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) notifications broadcasted from the FAA's ASD-B network. The first demonstration of the new solution is planned for the second half of 2015. 
 
 
Dual and Arclarity are developing a sense and avoid solution for commercial UAS platforms such as Yamaha's RMAX 8, pictured here. Photo: Yamaha.
 

“A drone is likely to encounter low-flying traffic as well as restricted airspaces. So it is critical that it can identify these obstacles and adjust its flight path in real time,” said Greg Lukins, vice president of business development at Dual Electronics. “The solution we are developing with Arclarity complements the existing short-range sensor systems that a drone may employ for precision navigation around close obstacles.”  

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