The December 23rd edition of Aviation Week and Space Technology featured ANRA DroneOSS system and talks about the Retooling ATC For Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight Operations
The article talks about unmanned ATM, or UTM and the NASA prototype architecture which includes Flight Information Management System (FIMS) that taps into legacy ATM automation systems. This functionality been successfully simulated by NASA and industry and will allow for any number of UAS service providers (USS)—a new breed of third-party companies that will act as intermediaries between commercial operators and the FAA, air navigation service providers (ANSP) or the military and police forces—to provide critical information to the FAA regarding UAS operations and receive information back from the FAA or ANSP when required.
Along with interfacing with the FIMS, USS will manage traffic for operators, taking requests (or flight plans) and resolving conflict issues between operators before departure, as well as providing operators with terrain, weather, and surveillance and performance information. Amit Ganjoo, chief executive officer for ANRA Technologies, a builder of cloud-based operation platforms, says the deconfliction process is similar to internet domain registration companies that share data to find out which domain names are taken.