Drone technology company partners with OSUPublished: Friday, October 11, 2019 By: Staff Reports Source: NewsOK
Oklahoma City-based Vigilant Aerospace has cooperated with Oklahoma State University to complete an 18-mile autonomous unmanned aircraft flight utilizing FlightHorizon 2, its unmanned traffic management system, for airspace situational awareness and deconfliction.
The flight is the first in a new series with OSU that will be testing FlightHorizon radar integration, ground-based and on-board autonomous detect-and-avoid capabilities, remote ID solutions and UTM processes.
“The unmanned aircraft industry’s top needs continue to be autonomous safety systems, on-board detect-and-avoid solutions and better unmanned traffic management," Vigilant Aerospace CEO Kraettli L. Epperson said. "This flight allowed us to make progress on all three by demonstrating our system’s capabilities over a much longer duration and greater distances while providing active alerting and airspace visualization to the pilot and observers."