Advances in autonomous aerial services are propelling us toward a generational change in information services and mobility that will transform the way we work and travel, such as:
30 minute click-to-package delivery
4X faster commute over rush hour gridlock
On-demand infrastructure inspection
Connected Skies is a term used to describe the integration of aviation and wireless technologies – with the goal of combining the incredible safety record of public aviation with the scalability and security of wireless cellular communications for Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems or RPAS.
Connected Skies will enable RPAS to fly missions Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS), not just over great distances, but also making multi-vehicle, on-demand, untethered missions possible. This in turn will require the ability to predictably plan and respond to connectivity changes in order to maintain constant contact with remotely piloted aerial vehicles.
ClearSky calls this…
Continual Line of Sight
In order for the skies to become widely connected, we need to establish Continual Line of Sight, the ability for autonomous vehicles to seamlessly connect and maintain link connectivity wherever they travel. This in turn requires constant measurement and monitoring of communications channels such as wireless LTE and 5G services at altitude, across the sky.
More than just BLOS connectivity for command-and-control, Continual Line of Sight integrates Mission Visibility and Situational Awareness into Flight Planning and Operations. It continually monitors link availability and if disrupted at any point in the flight plan, provides the tactical awareness to self-correct in order to restore connectivity before taking additional action.
ClearSky’s Continual Line of Sight portfolio addresses both the flight operations and payload management aspects of aerial services:
DigitalFlight – ClearSky’s RPAS Traffic Management for Flight Operations
AerSense – ClearSky’s solution for managing Payload Services