Military Embedded Systems

UAS monitoring prototype on ATC workstation virtually demonstrated

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October 23, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

UAS monitoring prototype on ATC workstation virtually demonstrated
Photo courtesy of Raytheon.

WALTHAM, Mass. Raytheon Company and AirMap have integrated AirMap's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) monitoring capabilities onto a working prototype of Raytheon's next-generation air traffic controller (ATC) workstation called Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution (MARS).

 

With this integration, MARS is intended to offer air traffic controllers streamlined access to UAS monitoring designed to improve the safety of drone integration. The MARS workstation integrates commercial off-the-shelf technologies into a consolidated touchscreen display that provides access to multiple automation applications at one workstation.

AirMap's intelligent airspace management tools, such as real-time remote identification, airspace authorization, and dynamic geofencing provide air traffic controllers access to UAS flight data through automated digital technologies.

In the virtual demonstration, the AirMap technology alerts the MARS user of a UAS exhibiting unusual or non-conforming flight behavior within the controlled airspace surrounding a major airport.

 

 

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