UAS Integration Pilot Program
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.
Partnering with Fortem
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 make 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.
Security for Special Events and Fixed Sites
The ubiquity of drone operations adds new challenges and complexity to protection and security service requirements.
The first step in enforcement is detecting a regulatory violation. SkyDome brings effective airspace surveillance and regulation enforcement capabilities to concerts, football games, VIP visits, parades, races, special events, and fixed site critical infrastructure.
Events bring revenue, and drone enforcement is an increasingly important aspect of hosting events. Notifications of UAS flying at unlawful altitude, time, or location are immediate and precise.
Combining SkyDome with Fortem DroneHunter™, a counter-UAS solution adds another layer of physical protection for enhanced public safety and security.
A key limitation to UAS proliferation is the regulatory restriction to operate UAS beyond visual line of site (BVLOS).
For safety reasons, current FAA Part 107 regulations require the UAS operator to always maintain visual line of site. The operator is responsible to ensure their UAS does not collide with other aircraft or aerial objects.
Fortem TrueView radar satisfies requirements to Detect and Avoid other aerial vehicles by monitoring the surrounding area and corridors for all aircraft. With TrueView, UAS operators can perform BVLOS tasks such as delivery and inspection, expanding the use cases for UAS, and igniting new business models for UAS operators.
Emergency Response, Search and Rescue, Firefighting
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, provisioning emergency response teams with data and information they need to safely perform their required operations.
The 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.