CAL Analytics Detect and Avoid Used in NY Drone Corridor
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Autonomous systems leader CAL Analytics will be incorporating its proprietary detect and avoid (DAA) service and contingency management platform (CMP) into New York’s 50-mile Drone Corridor. The Drone Corridor, operating out of Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY and managed by NUAIR, is one of seven uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) test sites designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The organizations are collaborating on a Technical Assistance program with the FAA in order to establish a DAA service for use in low-altitude beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) UAS operations.
Under current regulations, drone operators are required to maintain visual contact with the aircraft they are flying at all times, presenting a major obstacle for long distance flight operations. DAA systems are a necessity in circumventing…