AeroX recently announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Air Traffic Low-Altitude Surveillance (ATLAS) ADS-B Receiver Network.

AeroX, a non-profit organization based in North Carolina, is releasing this public announcement to notify the industry about its pursuit of commercial procurement for an Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) ground receiver network. This network is intended to function as a cooperative/secondary surveillance component within a comprehensive Ground-Based Surveillance System (GBSS) catering to low-altitude aircraft surveillance.

The core objective of the GBSS, also known as ATLAS, is to facilitate Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) within Winston Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina. AeroX aims to select a single vendor through a competitive process, opting for the proposal that aligns most effectively with the requirements of the ATLAS project for ADS-B surveillance.

This system aims to achieve three primary objectives by delivering non-cooperative aircraft surveillance data:

  • Furnishing UAS operators with essential surveillance information required for obtaining FAA approval to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations under Part 107, Part 135, and other relevant authorizations.
  • Enabling UAS manufacturers, sensor manufacturers, and UAS operators to validate the functionality of onboard Detect and Avoid (DAA) systems through the use of AeroX-provided surveillance data as a reliable reference.
  • Gathering and archiving non-cooperative aircraft trajectories to support regional Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) forecasting and strategic planning.

For more information, please visit RFP Announcement: ADS-B Receiver Network

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