Safe Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Operations - The Key Enabler for Drone Package Delivery
The FAA and NASA are collaborating on safety issues and requirements for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations. These requirements are a critical step to enabling mass adoption of drone package delivery. Drone delivery services can represent almost anything that weighs under 5 pounds including prescriptions, pizza, groceries, milk and even hardware. These drone-enabled services must be able to see what is immediately in front of them, as well as what is beyond the horizon in order to detect and avoid other drones, in what will increasingly become crowded airspace.
In an effort to accelerate drone delivery programs, Fortem is participating in the new Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP), a recent initiative from President Trump. The UASIPP will fast-track regulatory requirements needed for safe and secure package delivery across the country.
Fortem’s TrueView radar is a military-proven, compact radar system for safe package delivery, and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) applications. The system includes AI-enabled smart vision software that gives a clear view of the airspace in nearly any operating environment. And with autonomous capabilities, TrueView-enabled drones can quickly and automatically maneuver in and around obstacles whether in the sky or on the ground.
Fortem Solution Building Blocks
TrueView - The Most Compact, Long Range, Detect-and-Avoid Solution for Safe Drone Operations
Using AI-enabled algorithms, TrueView provides accurate real-time situational intelligence and awareness for safe autonomous unmanned aircraft operations. Fortem TrueView R20 weighs 1.5 lbs. and is a breakthrough technology, due to its small form factor, weight, power requirements and low cost.
Fortem’s Radar technology has been hardened over the past six years through rigorous testing with the US Department of Defense. TrueView extends this technology to detect potential air to air collisions and enables unmanned aircraft to safely navigate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) day or night and in clouds, fog, smog and in other challenging weather conditions.
DroneHunter - Safe Mitigation in All Environments
DroneHunter™ is the world’s first UAS perimeter intrusion detection and protection solution. DroneHunter uses AI-enabled algorithms and software to provide detection, monitoring and autonomous capture of rogue drones and UAS. Once captured, DroneHunter can be instructed to tether and return or to safely discard the captured drone at a safe zone or bomb-disposal container.
DroneHunter™ notifies all authorized personnel of potential aerial threats in real-time. The command ground station provides monitoring and manual intervention override options as needed to meet situational requirements.
SkyDome - Real-time UAS Intrusion Detection Solutions
SkyDome utilizes TrueView’s AI-enabled detection and classification technology to provide a complete view of local airspace.
Fortem’s SkyDome platform of AI-enabled airspace surveillance services offers an intrusion detection solution that can detect, classify, monitor and if necessary, provide physical remediation of malicious or uncooperative drones. SkyDome is a military proven solution, able to monitor and secure day or night, and in all weather conditions.