The Trump administration recently announced the launch of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program which will accelerate the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace. Fortem Technologies is actively engaged with Lead Pilot Partners and other interested parties in working to further this initiative.
Fortem Technologies is actively engaged with Lead Pilot Partners and other interested parties in working to further this initiative. Fortem SkyDome and TrueView satisfy key selection criteria by putting safety and safety data at the forefront while meeting the following DOT goals:
BVLOS operations with continuous real-time airspace data. Fortem SkyDome and TrueView makes detect and avoid a reality with timely alerts and notifications to UAS operators.
Communication to UAS operators of regulation violations. Fortem SkyDome gathers airspace data for UAS risk analysis, and facilitating enforcement.
Public benefit of airspace monitoring and enforcement with an innovative and scalable UAS integration technology. Fortem SkyDome provides a public benefit by improving safety and enabling BVLOS operations.
Measure Effectiveness. Fortem SkyDome collects data for analyzing and identifying the effectiveness of UAS integration and associated regulation.
SkyDome is an airspace intrusion detection platform as a service (PaaS), providing stadiums, prisons, data centers, and critical infrastructure, intelligent awareness. Fortem’s SkyDome provides alerting, monitoring, and predictive analytics for real-time decisions.
Fortem’s SkyDome System provides a 360’ geo-fenced protected perimeter and dome, utilizing Fortem TrueView radar solutions to provide a complete view of local airspace. When an airspace intruder is detected, SkyDome’s Command Center can provision appropriate response options depending on threat level.
Aircraft are essential to many aspects of emergency response. To operate manned and unmanned aircraft safely, a complete picture of airspace activity is required. Fortem TrueView provides a complete picture of airspace activity, thereby provisioning emergency response teams with data and information they need to safely perform their required operations. Fortem's TrueView solution is simple, quick to deploy, and can be customized to meet any use-case requirement providing immediate awareness of airspace intrusion by careless, clueless, or criminal UAS operators.
First step is to inform the UAS Integration Pilot Program office of intent to apply. This needed to be done by November 28, 2017. Informing of intent is an easy step in the process. Fortem can assist applicants in the subsequent team application process.
Figure 1 Timeline: UAS Integration Pilot Program (US Department of Transportation)