Collision Avoidance: Iris Automation and Becker Avionics
Collsion avoidance between manned and unmanned aircraft is critical. Now, Becker Avionics and drone collison avoidance developer Iris Automation to enhance general pilot aviation safety.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Globally-renowned aviation supplier Becker Avionics has partnered with commercial drone safety innovator Iris Automation in order to increase situational awareness of general aviation pilots and advance UAV safety. The partnership will develop a non-required safety enhancing equipment system to detect and warn pilots of nearby, potentially threatening aircraft.
The Iris Automation and Becker Avionics collision avoidance safety system relies on computer vision and machine learning to “see” approaching aircrafts from outside the pilot’s field of view that pose a risk to the equipped aircraft, issuing 3D audio warnings. The system combines Iris Automation’s Casia detect and alert technology with Becker Avionics’ communication and navigation…