Iris Autmation and Sagetech Avionics combine tech to enable collision avoidance for UAS

July 14, 2022
Iris Automation’s detect-and-avoid (DAA) system, Casia, is a noncooperative sensor solution, Jessica Reed reports for AviationToday.

RENO, Nev. - A pioneer of collision avoidance technology, Iris Automation has just announced a partnership with Sagetech Avionics that will offer uncrewed aircraft a comprehensive air risk mitigation solution. Sagetech specializes in developing avionics to enable situational awareness for crewed and uncrewed aircraft, Jessica Reed reports for AviationTodayContinue reading original article.

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14 July 2022 - Customers using the Casia Detect and Avoid (DAA) system, Iris Automation’s noncooperative sensor solution, have been able to secure a number of approvals from the FAA based on its ability to enhance the safety of drone operations through noncooperative detection. Integrating Casia with Sagetech’s TSO-approved MXS ADS-B transponder via Sagetech’s ACAS X sensor fusion and collision avoidance module provides a complete DAA air risk mitigation solution. It allows Sagetech Avionics to create a certifiable ACAS X-based avoidance system that can incorporate one or more forms of noncooperative detection as well as Sagetech’s recently certified ADS-B in/out system.

Sagetech Avionics’ Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) for smaller UAVs (sXu) allows the optimal action to be taken when intruder aircraft are detected. Actions can include avoidance maneuvers in horizontal and vertical planes, allowing the aircraft to autonomously avoid a collision by turning right or left, or ascending or descending as necessary. By incorporating Casia into this system, advanced maneuvers are incorporated in line with emerging performance standards.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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