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Eliminating the Vicious Cycle: Ground Based Casia

The use of drones for commercial operations promises amazing cost savings and efficiencies. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting to realize the full potential of these benefits. Why? Market factors, physics, and regulations. Market factors When building drones, manufacturers want to sell as many as possible. To broaden market appeal, aircraft are generically packaged. Occasionally, manufacturers may […]

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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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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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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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