VOLATUS AEROSPACE TEAMS WITH ACCIPITER RADAR TECHNOLOGIES TO COMMERCIALIZE BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT MISSIONS
Words By: Tim Noye
Words By: Drone Major
Lausanne, Switzerland: In its vision to enable a sky where drones fly safely alongside manned aviation, INVOLI launches a new generation air traffic signal receiver: the G-1090, specifically created to resist to harshest weather and electronically noisy environments and to bear the CE/FCC label. The G-1090 detects aviation transponder signals ADS-B, Mode S, Mode A/C and FLARM and it natively supports INVOLI Multilateration, enabling a comprehensive view of the air traffic. The receiver is designed to be installed over telecommunication and aviation infrastructure, but not only. It can be installed in a matter of minutes by simply mounting it on a pole and connecting it to an Ethernet cable with internet connectivity and Power over Ethernet and, it can optionally communicate data via 4G. Raphael Zaugg, CTO of INVOLI says “We wanted to provide a receiver that allows our clients to increase their air traffic awareness in the simplest way, with a quality / cost ratio that has not been reached before for such a product”. All aircraft detected by the G-1090 are visible on INVOLI.live advanced visualization and operation platform for drones. Alternatively, the data can be injected directly into third-party software by using INVOLI API. Manu Lubrano, CEO of INVOLI adds “BVLOS drone operations can be possible exclusively when a clear picture of the surrounding area is available. We also think that while the drone industry is establishing itself more and more in the aviation industry, all products and services developed for such industry should respond to a better level of quality with the proper certifications and tests”.
INVOLI is the worldwide leading provider of solutions for the integration of BVLOS drones into the air traffic. INVOLI presents a paradigm shift in providing the currently missing air traffic data to drones: only by knowing where other aircraft may come from one can avoid it. Thus “giving eyes to drones” will facilitate their safe integration into an increasingly busy sky, enabling drones to avoid any other flying objects when on a collision course (airplanes, helicopters, drones, parachutists etc.) and effectively allowing commercial BVLOS drone operations. INVOLI’s mixed hardware-software system integrates advanced surveillance data into third-party software like UTM systems or drone flight management software, to unlock the full potential of drones across many sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, surveying, aerial photography or urban air mobility. INVOLI was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Renens (VD), Switzerland. INVOLI is an ISO 9001 certified company. Its air traffic detection system and Multilateration are also certified in Germany by DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung) for command of aviation light obstacles. INVOLI’s is a network Remote ID certified provider. INVOLI’s CEO, Manu Lubrano co-leads the ASTM Standard WK69690 “Surveillance SDSP for UTM”. INVOLI is part of the Swiss U-Space Implementation (SUSI), a nationwide collaborative effort for safely integrating drones into the airspace, led by the Swiss Civil Aviation Authority (FOCA) and Swiss Air Navigation Service Provider skyguide, alongside a growing group of industry stakeholders.