DroneOSS 2.0 Platform Features Cloud Based BVLOS C2 Capabilities

By Mike Ball / 09 Sep 2017
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ANRA Technologies DroneOSS Platform

ANRA Technologies, a provider of off-the-shelf commercial drone platforms and services, has announced the release of version 2.0 of its DroneOSS platform.

The DroneOSS platform is currently being used in multiple countries around the globe. It is designed to provide enterprises and service providers an open off the shelf, drone-agnostic field proven solution which includes real time flight planning, automated missions, airspace management, command and control, compliance, fleet management and multiple data analytic packages. The latest release of the platform features drone-agnostic cloud-based BVLOS C2 capabilities. It also offers integration into multiple leading data analytics engines as well as enhanced workspace for integration into existing enterprise systems.

ANRA CEO Amit Ganjoo commented: “As drones and other IoT applications in general become more widespread, we will need new service delivery models that involve new actors in the ecosystem. Virtualization and cloud infrastructures will be leveraged to provide flexibility, scalability and the ability to deliver richer services quickly.”

Low altitude UAS Traffic Management and safe integration of UAS into the national airspace is one of the key focus areas for ANRA. “We are participating in NASA and ICAO’s UTM programs and will be presenting at the Drone Enable UAS Industry Symposium in Montreal,” said Jim Begley, Director Business Development at ANRA.

ANRA in collaboration with NASA has demonstrated how multiple UAS service suppliers (USS) can act as intermediaries between commercial operators and the FAA, air navigation service providers (ANSP) or the military and police forces. This will provide critical information to the FAA regarding UAS operations and receive information back from the FAA or ANSP when required.

Besides providing an interface with the FAA, USS will manage traffic for operators, take requests (or flight plans) and resolve conflict issues between operators before departure. Further, the USS will provide operators with terrain, weather, surveillance and performance information.

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