Echodyne has joined the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) industry team to test and demonstrate commercial UAS operations in the next phase of the US Department of Transportation/FAA UAS Pilot Program (UPP), the company announced on 17 January
The UPP demonstration will use Echodyne’s EchoGuard airspace management radar. The radar’s MESA technology enables a UAS traffic management system to detect and track commercial UAS and manned aircraft, to enable safe operations in the national airspace.
The NPUASTS UPP will focus on advanced airspace, UAS and sensor technology for safe commercial UAS operations, including beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS), night operations, daisy-chained visual operations and higher altitude flights.
Echodyne radars will initially be focused on BVLOS operations as well as supporting other testing plans.