Silent Falcon UAS Technologies Collaborates with NASA on Drone Traffic Management Program

By Mike Ball / 26 Apr 2016

Silent Falcon UASSilent Falcon UAS Technologies, a developer of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and related components and sensors, has announced that it is partnering with NASA to develop a UAS Traffic Management system (UTM) to safely manage low-altitude UAS in the national airspace.

With the advent of numerous new applications for UAS, such as infrastructure inspection, crop monitoring, and search and rescue, the need to ensure safe and efficient sharing of airspace is critical.

NASA is currently researching and testing prototype technologies for its UTM system, working with a range of government, industry and academic partners. This research and development is taking place in collaboration with the FAA.

Silent Falcon will be implementing a client that interacts with the NASA UTM. The Silent Falcon UAS itself will also be one of the aircraft providing flight test operations for a variety of clients.

“We are looking forward to helping NASA further their UTM concepts by flight testing our system as part of their program,” said Gregory W. Walker, Chief Technology Officer for Silent Falcon UAS Technologies.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact