Detect and Avoid systems are critical for beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights, including commercial flights. An advanced detect and avoid system will be integrated into a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft designed for safety and environment missions, emergency response, etc..
Sagetech Avionics and American Aerospace ISR will integrate Sagetech’s Detect and Avoid (DAA) system into the AA ISR AiRanger unmanned aircraft.
The system packages multiple core technologies into a single, low size, weight, and power (SWaP) DAA solution suitable for use on commercial unmanned aircraft as well as urban air mobility (UAM) platforms.
The system is ACAS-based, featuring technologies including a transponder, an interrogator, an ACAS-based DAA computer, software package, and other essential components. It is compatible with many off-the-shelf low SWaP radar and other traffic sensors.
The AiRanger is an industry-leading fixed-wing unmanned aircraft with an endurance of over 17 hours (with payload). Powered by a fuel-injected gasoline engine, the AiRanger is designed for commercialized airborne applications in austere environments at large scale. Designed to be payload-capable, the fuselage can be configured to carry multiple airborne payloads including remote sensing, communication network, and emergency response systems.
A certifiable prototype of the system is expected to be ready for flight testing by the end of the year, according to the announcement on prnewswire.com.