Virtual Reality demonstration gives unique and never before seen view of tomorrow’s skies, enabled by Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM and ARROW technologies
London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, has chosen industry expo Airspace World as the venue to premiere a new generation of simulation modelling which puts the airspace manager at the very heart of the flight.
A year in the making, the simulation is a ‘first of its kind’ for the UTM/ATM industry and will give ANSPs, U-Space regulators, and airspace managers a ‘virtual insight’ into what future airspace – one where crewed and uncrewed aircraft share the same skies safely and securely – and its digital management, enabled through Altitude Angel’s technology and platform, looks like.
Using a real-world use case of a Skyfarer drone making a critical delivery between two UK hospitals as its backdrop, the simulation is a digital twin of what the future will look like when Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform and its ARROW ground-based DAA (Detect-and-Avoid) technology – which is the foundation technology behind the Skyway drone superhighway– is fused with real-world airspace data in real-time, which can be experienced through a virtual reality headset and 3D.
Before getting airborne, the passenger will have the ability to see the flight being planned and the operation submitted, via the GuardianUTM platform Approval Services and Strategic Deconfliction functions. Once in flight, the simulated environment fuses airspace data with real-time flight plans, managed by GuardianUTM, which performs real-time tactical deconfliction on simulated drones, just as it would in real life.
Passengers experiencing the simulation will be able to choose from which aspect of the scenario they wish to experience; that of a delivery drone, as a pilot in a GA aircraft or HEMS/blue light helicopter responding to an emergency, or in a UAM eVTOL craft flying alongside the delivery drone.
Richard Parker, Altitude Angel, CEO and founder, said: “Our immersive simulator is a first for the UTM/ATM industry. We’re taking airspace managers out of the control tower and placing them right in the heart of the flight. From here, they’ll be able to look out of a cockpit window and see tactical deconfliction of a drone flight in real-time or even experience the flight from the drone’s perspective. The experience will also give airspace regulators a unique opportunity to see and understand what tomorrow’s skies will look like, which we hope will allow them to realise what can be achieved within current regulation as well as help inform and shape future regulation.”
Anyone wanting to experience Altitude Angel’s new-gen flight simulator can request a demonstration by clicking here.
Airspace World takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, 8-10 March, 2023.
For more information, please contact:
Stephen Farmer, Head of Corporate Communications & PR, Altitude Angel
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About Altitude Angel
Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.
Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM will be built across the globe. Altitude Angel is leading a consortium of businesses to build and develop 165 miles (265km) of ‘drone superhighways’ connecting airspace above Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Coventry, and Rugby over the next two years. The Skyway superhighway network, enabled using Altitude Angel’s patented ARROW technology, will unlock the huge potential offered by unmanned aerial vehicles and be a catalyst to enable growth in the urban air mobility industry.
Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.
By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.
Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.
Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com