ResilienX, the leading provider of in-time aviation safety management system (IASMS) solutions, is excited to announce that they have partnered with AeroX to provide systems engineering and software support for their Air Traffic Low-Altitude Surveillance (ATLAS) urban unmanned air traffic management (UTM) system. The collaboration between the two organizations aims to lay the foundation for an innovative, next-generation capability to ensure the safety, efficiency, and reliability of drone operations in North Carolina.
In 2022, AeroX initiated Project ATLAS to establish a ground-based surveillance system (GBSS) in the Winston-Salem region to provide critical low-altitude surveillance of non-cooperative aircraft to UAS operators who are seeking beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operational approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). AeroX will build on the foundational work from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), FAA, and standards bodies, including ASTM and RTCA. AeroX is aligned with industry and FAA with an end goal to enable repeatable, scalable, and economically viable BVLOS operations with an emphasis on package delivery, infrastructure inspection, and public safety.
Basil Yap, President of AeroX, commented on the collaboration, “Project ATLAS was initiated to help the AAM industry fly BVLOS missions long distances between urban and rural environments.” He added, “The ResilienX team has unique expertise with both military and commercial ground-based surveillance and UTM systems that we can harness through their model-based systems engineering process. We are eager to see the incredible advancements that will result from our collaboration with ResilienX to continue our tradition of being ‘first in flight’.”
The partnership will leverage ResilienX’s expertise in building fault-tolerant systems of systems, and their IASMS solution, FRAIHMWORK®. Andrew Carter, CTO of ResilienX, said, “we are thrilled to join forces with AeroX, an organization that shares our commitment to innovation. We are confident that we will create a groundbreaking capability, starting in Winston-Salem, that will be a catalyst for economic growth in the state and drive the entire UAS industry forward.”
Throughout the summer and into the fall the organizations will be focused on designing and deploying a low-altitude GBSS and weather sensing system in the Winston-Salem downtown area, and begin serving customers. AeroX intends to also expand drones-as-first-responders service to other locations nearby, and eventually scale to include other metropolitan areas including Raleigh-Durham, and Charlotte.
ResilienX is a software company developing safety assurance solutions for highly automated and autonomous ecosystems. Their FRAIHMWORK software platform monitors the heath, integrity and performance of the systems involved in scaled BVLOS operations, enabling organizations meet the FAA’s requirements around associated elements (i.e., …in-service monitoring criteria to detect out-of-compliance performance and initiate corrective action…). Founded in 2018 in Syracuse, NY, they ensure the safe integration of UAS into existing airspace systems and are transforming mobility globally. www.resilienx.com.
AeroX is a nonprofit organization of business, government and community partners focused on facilitating the safe and efficient commercialization of unmanned aircraft systems technologies in North Carolina. It aims to capitalize on North Carolina’s prominence as an unmanned aircraft systems innovation leader by creating a national model ecosystem for advanced air mobility and a testbed for pioneering companies seeking to leverage emerging UAS technologies to grow their companies. Learn more at www.ncaerox.com.
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