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Iris Automation in the News

Casia Software 2.0 released, with major performance enhancements

by Jason Hardy-Smith Iris Automation has worked closely with Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) around the world to safely integrate unpiloted aircraft into the national airspace, bringing beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight closer to commercial reality. 2020 saw greater BVLOS flight-hours generated by customers, and our continued participation in government programs like FAA BEYOND […]

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Congress Recognizes Onboard DAA Technology as Essential Tool for Safe Commercial Drone Integration into National Airspace

San Francisco, Calif. (December 22, 2020) – Iris Automation, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), and the Helicopter Association International (HAI) applaud the U.S. Congress for its continued support for the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace. With the passage of the end of year government FY’21 funding legislation, H.R. […]

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Collision Avoidance System: What it is and how it works

by Eric Schafer Technology that helps a vehicle not crash is called a Collision Avoidance System (CAS). In cars, a CAS is part of an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), providing automatic braking and lane keeping, while alerting the driver about surrounding traffic. In an aircraft, a CAS is part of an avionics package which […]

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Iris Automation Closes $13 million in Series B Venture Capital Financing

Computer vision-based technology innovator to advance unmanned air safety through expanded use cases and market channels  San Francisco, Calif. (December 15, 2020) – Iris Automation has closed a successful round of $13 million in Series B venture capital funding. Founded in 2015, Iris Automation is a computer vision technology company pioneering the development of advanced […]

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A Complete Guide to Creating a BVLOS Concept of Operations (CONOPS) – Part 1

Towards the end of the 20th century, the usage of UAS (drones) increased significantly, mostly driven by the US Military. As key technologies and platforms became more accessible, it became clear that the usage of drones could be expanded beyond the battlefield and into civilian commercial use.  Given that much of current UAS technology was […]

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The Complete Pocket Primer on California’s Drone Laws

California offers many advantages for enthusiasts who want to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—or drones—for professional or personal use. In large part, this is because California has it all, ranging from stunning natural vistas to an abundance of commercial opportunities.  This post will serve as a primer on California’s drone laws. Keep reading to learn […]

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