A drone is shown overflying a city at night in this illustration.  AiRXOS and Kongsberg Geospatial are partnering to provide an unmanned traffic management service for managing the airspace around critical infrastructure.

Kongsberg Geospatial and AiRXOS partner to provide real-time Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) airspace management for Critical Infrastructure

Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based air traffic management company, and AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, announced today that AiRXOS has fully integrated the real-time airspace picture from the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS airspace management application into the AiRXOS’ Air Mobility Platform for unmanned traffic management.

New solution integrates the real-time Kongsberg IRIS UxS airspace management picture into the AiRXOS’ Air Mobility™ Platform to provide integrated unmanned traffic management services around critical infrastructure

The Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS airspace management technology fuses multiple disparate, real-time sensor feeds to create a highly accurate airspace picture around critical infrastructure locations such as airports. This provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation, airspace monitoring alerts and communications line-of-sight prediction to enable detect and avoid for safe Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations. This real-time local airspace picture is then integrated into the cloud-based AiRXOS’ Air MobilityTM Platform, a dynamic, cloud-based foundation, purpose-built for advanced operations and the evolving future of transportation.

The Air Mobility Platform manages the volume, density, and variety of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) data, and provides enterprises with a single platform to connect and manage operations, applications, and devices. Through this collaboration, the companies will provide UTM customers a best-in-class, fully integrated view of airspace for real-time airspace insights, and greater scalability, and repeatability of advanced operations.

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“Situational awareness of the airspace across applications, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) advanced operations, conformance monitoring, compliance, and pilots is critical to a UTM environment – allowing enterprises to be more responsive and efficient,’ says Ken Stewart, CEO, AiRXOS. “Our partnership combines Kongsberg Geospatial’s expertise in airspace management with AiRXOS’ dynamic platform, applications, and services, providing customers with the opportunity to truly scale critical infrastructure advanced UAS operations like BVLOS and Multi-vehicle, helping to lower risk and increase savings.”

“We’re very pleased to be working with an unmanned traffic management innovator like AiRXOS” said Ranald McGillis, President of Kongsberg Geospatial. “Their ability to create a comprehensive surveillance view of operations and then to scale it for a nation-wide use provides an excellent and very unique use case for our technology.”

 

About Kongsberg Geospatial: Based in Ottawa, Canada, Kongsberg Geospatial creates precision real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness. The Company’s products are primarily deployed in solutions for air-traffic control, Command and Control, and air defense. Over nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

About IRIS UxS: IRIS UxS (formerly IRIS UAS), is an airspace situational awareness system developed to provide Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operators with the necessary situational awareness to safely operate multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS). The platform presents users with 2D and 3D map and terrain data, aeronautical information such as aerodrome locations, obstacles and airspace, and real-time data from sensors, cameras, and weather data sources - all integrated within a single, common operating picture display.

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About AiRXOS: AiRXOS is making a new way of moving possible. From people, to cargo, to delivery, inspections, and public safety - we're taking on the global challenge of the digital drone economy and changing the future of transportation. AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, is digitizing today’s airspace, infusing next generation air traffic management technology and services with world-class aviation expertise and execution, AiRXOS is shaping a new era of transportation through global, commercial Unmanned Aircraft (UA) solutions. Learn more at https://www.airxos.io/ , or follow us on Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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