Earlier this month ANRA Technologies was featured by FCEDA for Innovation in Fairfax County. Below is the gist of the article that was featured by the county
ANRA Technologies doesn’t fly drones, but the Reston-based company, founded by CEO Amit Ganjoo, aims to make life easier and safer for those that do. ANRA provides UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) operators and service providers with an off-the-shelf platform for launching and managing drone operations.
Ganjoo’s passion is aviation. He is a licensed private pilot who has built his own experimental aircraft. Growing up, he built radio-controlled model aircraft — precursors to drones — which could fly autonomously.
“A drone is really a radio-controlled aircraft with an autopilot,” Ganjoo says.
He jokes that he founded his business with an idea scribbled on the back of a napkin. But drones are no joke. They’re big business and becoming bigger. In a January report, Goldman Sachs predicted that drones would create a $100 billion market opportunity by 2020.
ANRA actually offers two software platforms for commercial operators. Its DroneOSS Platform is focused on commercial workflow orchestration. The DroneUSS Platform is for low-altitude unmanned air traffic management and the safe integration of drones into the national airspace.
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