uAvionix, NASA command control for drones in urban environmentsUrban operations pose special challenges for safe drone operations, including the problems of command and control (C2) in environments where the high usage of cell phones and other communications systems can result in less reliable connections.  Now, NASA and uAvionix partner to research the use internet-based infrastructure or air traffic control frequencies for C2 systems.

NASA Partners with uAvionix on Command and Control for Urban UAS

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by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

NASA has signed a Space Act Agreement with uAvionix for the development of advanced BVLOS Command and Control (C2) technologies for drones in urban environments. The agreement will see NASA collaborate with uAvionix to conduct research & development of commercial UAS C2 systems employing internet-based infrastructure and air traffic control frequencies. Flight testing will be conducted at the UAS Flight Test Range at NASA’s Langley Research Center in…