Altitude Angel, a renowned leader in UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology, has unveiled a new division named Prism Detect. This division is dedicated to providing advanced unified situational awareness capabilities through its ARROW technology, catering to customers needing to detect crewed and uncrewed aircraft.
At the heart of Altitude Angel’s ARROW technology is a pivotal element in establishing the world’s most extensive drone superhighway. This innovative system comprises a network of ground-based sensors designed to scan the lower airspace. These sensors seamlessly connect to Altitude Angel’s global UTM platform, GuardianUTM, which processes real-time data and amalgamates it into a high-resolution, dynamic map of the low-altitude sky. This map encompasses drones and crewed aviation, serving as a single point of truth.
Prism Detect, in its entirety, empowers managers responsible for safeguarding sensitive real estate or critical infrastructure by providing them with a comprehensive, real-time perspective on all airspace users within a significant radius of their locations. This capability is adaptable to various situations, whether it involves temporary, mobile, or fixed installations, setting it apart from conventional surveillance and detection solutions that typically employ a one-size-fits-all approach. Prism Detect allows for the scaling or reduction of the sensor array to match the specific needs of the operator, depending on the terrain.
Integrating Prism Detect with Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform equips operators with the unique ability to distinguish between authorized and unauthorized aerial visitors, facilitating informed decision-making based on accurate intelligence. This adaptability and versatility make Prism Detect particularly valuable for applications such as sporting events, mass gatherings, or situations where establishing visibility over extensive geographic areas is paramount. Additionally, it offers the advantage of distinguishing between allies and potential adversaries in the vicinity and even can label certain drones as “known,” such as those supporting the event itself.
Richard Parker, Altitude Angel CEO, and founder, said: “Altitude Angel has, and always will be, focussed on enabling drone operations and providing services for new airspace users.
“Prism Detect will give those with responsibility for critical infrastructure, sensitive real-estate, or outdoor sport and entertainment venues unparalleled visibility into the sky above. By providing clear intelligence as to who or what is operating in the airspace means appropriate and proportionate decisions can be made swiftly and with confidence.
“Today, facilities worldwide can avail of a variety of often independent sensors, each telling only a single chapter of the story and offer little to no actual intelligence to distinguish between authorized and unauthorized traffic. If the world is to welcome drones, then the world needs Prism Detect to help it make sense of the data.” (News Release)
About Altitude Angel
Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate or develop UTM/U-Space solutions to integrate robust data and services quickly with minimum effort.
Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM will be built across the globe. Altitude Angel is leading a consortium of businesses to build and develop 165 miles (265km) of ‘drone superhighways’ connecting airspace above Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Coventry, and Rugby over the next two years. The Skyway superhighway network enabled using Altitude Angel’s patented ARROW technology, will unlock the huge potential offered by unmanned aerial vehicles and be a catalyst to enable growth in the urban air mobility industry.
Altitude Angel’s first-party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities, and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations safely.
By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers, and enterprise organizations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth of the drone industry.
Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.
Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com