ANRA Technologies is honored to be selected for two winning teams as a technology provider for the FAA UTM Field Test (UFT) projects for Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership in partnership with Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation, Texas, and Griffiss International Airport, New York. Activities will include flight tests in complex environments with operations over people, at night, and among diverse missions, as well as test updates to UTM technology such as data correlation using remote identification and updated cybersecurity framework.
The need of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators to access airspace continues to grow with more business cases requiring drones to operate both in visual line-of-sight (VLOS) and beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). The FAA recognizes the need to support more complex UAS operations at low altitudes (under 400 feet above ground level) in a safe, equitable, and efficient way. The FAA continues to collaborate with industry and government to improve UTM through research, engineering, and other activities.
These efforts include the UFT that will field-test new capabilities and proposed standards that support small UAS operation in the real world.