Iris Automation Granted Second BVLOS Waiver for Reno BEYOND Program: this time with Casia G, ground-based detect and avoid technology.

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Safety avionics technology company Iris Automation has received a waiver for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) autonomous operations on behalf of the City of Reno, a participant in the FAA’s BEYOND program, for the use of its Casia G ground-based solution. This is the second waiver Iris Automation has been granted on behalf of the City of Reno’s Fire Department, having obtained another just last month for autonomous flight with its Casia X.

The waiver enables the drone operator to fly without maintaining visual contact. Casia G leverages Iris Automation’s detect-and-avoid technology to establish a stationary perimeter of sanitized, monitored airspace, allowing Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to perform work safely by granting awareness of intruder-piloted aircraft.

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