AggieAir Flies ADS-B for the First Time During Demo for Utah UAS Test Site
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
On Wednesday October 14th 2015, AggieAir flew ADS-B for the first time during a demo at the Utah UAS Test Site. ADS-B is an aviation standard which allows aircraft (manned and unmanned) to share each others position and altitude in real-time. This will make it easier to maintain separation with other aircraft and improve the saftey of AggieAir flights.
To view and maintain separation, AggieAir has partnered with Focused Support LLC who specializes in developing UAS mission software. Focused Support’s NEUROTM displays the flight parameters of AggieAir as well as the location of other aircraft configured with ADS-B. NEURO provides alerts to assist AggieAir operators in maintaining a safe degree of separation from other air traffic. NEURO can also ingest surveillance radar data to provide traffic alerts for non-ADS-B configured aircraft, once it’s made available for UAS operations. As a bonus, NEURO’s track data is recorded in a database allowing for rapid and effective mission analysis and debrief.