NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance Inc) recently released an interesting update about an improvement being made to its security and safety operations.
The announcement related to the fact that Aveopt Inc is joining NUAIR and, even more excitingly, the Aveopt CIMTM system concept (Communication Infrastructure Mesh) will be added to the 50-mile drone corridor in New York to boost the security and safety of all drone operations of a commercial nature. The New York drone corridor has seen lots of investment and collaborations recently, most notably Trusted SourceGovernor Hochul Announces New York's 50-Mile Drone Corridor to Host First-in-the-Nation 5G Test Network for Unmanned Aircraft | Governor NY Governor Hochul announced the MITRE Engenuity Open Generation 5G Consortium will bring 5G to the New York State 50-mile unmanned aircraft systems corridor between Syracuse and Rome. www.governor.ny.gov which put the corridor at the forefront of UAS technology worldwide.
The CIMTM concept is a potential game-changer on this drone stretch and across all future corridors as it combines satellite, remote sensor systems, and cellular communication types to form a strong, functional communications network for various drone types.
This is important because drones need managing far beyond current drone operation capacity and visual safety precautions. So any viable UAS traffic management has to be safe and reliable beyond what is currently available, which is why the Aveopt CIMTM has been integrated in this way because it’s one of the best of its kind on the market.
The CEO of NUAIR – which is majority government-funded – Ken Stewart has been clear in stating that a UTM system that is as safe, secure, and reliable as is needed to be truly viable cannot be built by just one company. There’s a need for multiple companies with their own specialisms and skills to come together and create the right technology. In addition, there has to be financial support from the government and investors, as well as collaboration across the various US states to ensure the system is workable across the board.
This is why the integration of Aveopt technology into NUAIR is so essential because it mixes expertise for incredibly safe and reliable drone management.
The technology from Aveopt has been created to monitor the signals in any space a drone is being flown. This then forms the data to enable the system to identify the perfect signal strength for true reliability and strength. That optimal signal is then the key communication source for drone operations, putting lesser signals further back on the networks so they are not prioritized. The system also allows the ability to jump between different service providers so that the optimal signal for the safest drone operates can be identified.
Trusted SourceDrone Package Delivery Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impacts, Growth and Changes to 2030 | Business Wire The global drone package delivery is expected to grow from $0.68 billion in 2020 to $0.99 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.5. www.businesswire.com , the drone package delivery industry alone is set to reach a 4.4 billion worth in 2025. A growing sector will likely transform the world within the next decade because commercial drones have so many applications.
Of course, this integration into modern life cannot happen without safety and security, which is why multiple industries like the packaging industry, medical delivery industries, and more continue to invest in drone technology in addition to drone network systems. It is also why the FAA, NASA, and other huge players in air safety and technological advancement continue to work with NUAIR and the drone industry. Networks, systems, rules, laws, and guidance are required to include any unmanned aircraft type into National Airspace safely.