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sUAS Parachute Achieves Drone Safety Certification

ParaZero outlines how the company’s SafeAir Mavic 3 drone safety system completed ASTM F3322-22 testing, validating mechanical integrity of the system under the required conditions By Abi Wylie / 11 Jul 2024
sUAS Parachute Achieves Drone Safety Certification
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ParaZero’s SafeAir Mavic 3 System has successfully completed official ASTM F3322-22 testing, marking a significant step towards the company’s goal of achieving the highest standards in drone safety. 

What is ASTM F3322-22?

The American Society for Testing and Materials, now known as ASTM International, has been developing international standards for over 125 years as a globally recognized organization.

These crucial standards set safety requirements and ensure consistent performance across various industries. The ASTM F3322-22 standard specifically pertains to the deployment of parachutes for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), ensuring their safe descent in the event of an emergency.

ParaZero is committed to adhering to these rigorous standards to guarantee the safety and reliability of its drone systems, conducting extensive tests over two weeks on multiple DJI drones, including scenarios such as hovering and full forward speed. 

These tests simulated various failure conditions, including full power cuts, critical motor failures, and shock loads. The goal was to validate the mechanical integrity of the system and ensure it can perform flawlessly under the required conditions.

The Testing Process

The ASTM F3322-22 testing process involves several critical scenarios designed to push the SafeAir system to its limits:

  • Hovering and Full Forward Speed: These tests assess the system’s ability to deploy the parachute during different flight conditions. Hovering tests ensure the parachute can deploy effectively when the drone is stationary in the air, while full forward speed tests check the deployment and effectiveness of the Parachute recovery system during high-speed flights.
  • Full Power Cut and Critical Motor Failure: These scenarios simulate sudden power losses and motor failures to one, more or all rotters to ensure the parachute can deploy quickly and effectively, preventing the drone from free-falling.
  • Shock Load: In this test, the drone is taken to its maximum altitude, and the parachute is deployed from high above. This tests the system’s mechanical integrity and ability to withstand the stresses of a high-altitude deployment.

Throughout these tests, the SafeAir system will be put to the test, utilizing its autonomous trigger system to detect flight anomalies and deploy the parachute faster than any other system on the market. This system is designed to offer the best reliability with the lowest false positive rate, ensuring that the parachute deploys only when absolutely necessary.

In addition to the autonomous tests, manual deployments using ParaZero’s Unique remote control to open the parachute were also conducted. This dual approach ensures comprehensive testing of the system’s capabilities in different scenarios.

Third-Party Oversight

To maintain the integrity of the testing process, every scenario will be closely monitored by a third-party, unbiased testing agency, meticulously measuring, monitoring, and documenting all relevant metrics. 

The Importance of ASTM Certification

Obtaining the ASTM F3322-22 certification is not just a regulatory requirement; it’s a testament to the quality and reliability of ParaZero’s drone safety systems. This certification provides drone operators with confidence in the safety of their operations, opening up a world of possibilities. Whether for commercial, industrial, or recreational use, certified drone systems can operate with the assurance that they meet the highest safety standards.

This allows ParaZero to provide customers with the latest, safest drone recovery systems on the market, enhancing the overall safety and reliability of drone operations worldwide.

Visit the ParaZero website to browse or purchase the company’s drone recovery systems. Using the discount code UST_PRZO10, customers can receive 10% off their whole shopping cart, with no limit on purchases, until August 1st 2024.

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