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AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones

AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones
AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones.
<p><strong>The development of a cost-effective drone tracking solution is announced by AirMap and Honeywell,&nbsp;to provide airspace safety authorities with situational awareness of manned and unmanned aircraft operations within an airspace system</strong></p> <p><strong>Together, the companies will develop a cost-effective hardware device to allow for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to maintain consistent communication with a UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system. UTM is a digital air traffic management system made up of technologies and services designed to maintain safe integration and separation of drones and other aircraft and objects in low-altitude airspace via the exchange of mission-critical data and telemetry information.</strong></p> <p><strong>The drone tracking solution co-developed by AirMap and Honeywell will support multiple communication options, including 4G and satellite in areas without 4G coverage, for the broadcast of real-time drone telemetry feeds to a UTM system. The AirMap UTM Platform ingests telemetry feeds from a variety of hardware- and software-based solutions for visualization, monitoring, and deconfliction by air navigation service providers (ANSP) and other relevant authorities.</strong></p> <p>&quot;The AirMap UTM Platform is designed to provide a real-time operating picture of the airspace for both manned and unmanned aircraft,&quot; said&nbsp;Ben Marcus, AirMap Chairman and Co-founder. &quot;We&#39;ve partnered with Honeywell to deliver an easy-to-use, cost-effective, and drone-agnostic device as a practical way to start managing drone traffic in any environment, today.&quot;</p> <p>Honeywell is an investor in AirMap and uses AirMap&#39;s application programming interfaces (API) for industrial customers in operations such as inspecting power lines and downstream oil and gas equipment.</p> <p>The tracker device is available today as a proof of concept for testing.</p> <p><em>AirMap is the world&#39;s leading airspace management platform for drones. AirMap connects the world&#39;s drones to airspace authorities through integrations with major drone manufacturers such as senseFly, Intel, Matternet, 3DR, and more. Deployed in&nbsp;Japan,&nbsp;Switzerland, and the U.S., AirMap leads the industry in UTM and U-space to enable safe drone operations at scale.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
3/12/2019
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