As NASA, working with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) furthers its research to develop comprehensive airspace integration requirements for the FAA, counter UAS company Sensofusion announces its pivotal role in the effort. Sensofusion is engaging with NIAS and in turn NASA’s UAS traffic management (NASA UTM) program, which is a collaboration of key companies including Amazon, Cisco, T-Mobile, and AT&T among others.
For the project, Sensofusion is focused on providing critical sense and avoid data, detecting both manned and unmanned aircrafts in real time as a joint effort managed by NIAS and NASA UTM.
Tests were conducted in Reno in May 2017 alongside the NIAS and other industry leaders to further advance NASA’s research, which is slated to culminate by 2019 with an air traffic management system to manage manned and unmanned air traffic.
“We’re excited to be shaping the future of air traffic management as an official partner of the NIAS by providing our counter-UAS solution, AIRFENCE, in the ongoing NASA UTM project,” said Kaveh H. Mahdavi, Sensofusion VP of Operations. “This is a continuation of the work we’ve done with the FAA as one of four partners selected for the FAA’s Pathfinder Program to help develop counter UAS system requirements for U.S. airports.”
Sensofusion unveiled its newest countermeasure system, AIRFENCE 4.0, earlier this year and is collaborating with other highly influential organizations including the U.S. Marine Corps and NATO. AIRFENCE is already being used to patrol urban environments, specifically by law enforcement and government VIPs, including presidents and prime ministers of foreign governments. AIRFENCE is also currently used by international airports, as well as military bases, high profile government buildings and government VIP events. AIRFENCE is also used in securing prisons from individuals who want to smuggle contraband and is being deployed for various police and military applications.
Sensofusion, with U.S. headquarters in New York City and international headquarters in Finland, is the creator of AIRFENCE, a countermeasure technology designed to automatically detect, locate, track, and take over unmanned aircraft system (UAS) controls, all automatically, as well as locate operators. Sensofusion currently partners with the U.S. Marine Corps., NATO, the FAA, and the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems.
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