ANRA Technologies Releases Smartskies CTR for Airport Control Zones and Sensitive Areas

Building upon years of successful international experience, ANRA’s best in class UTM software technology is ready to deploy at airports and sensitive airspace locations around the world.

In response to the evolving global regulatory framework and a growing demand for intelligent, safe and secure airspace management capabilities for autonomous systems, ANRA Technologies, a leader in UAS Traffic Management (UTM) capabilities, today announced the release of SmartSkiesTM. A scalable and highly adaptable family of software services that enables coordination, SmartSkiesTM provides execution and management of drone operations in controlled and uncontrolled airspace. SmartSkiesTM CTR specifically addresses airspace management for Airport Control Zones and other sensitive airspace.

We are proud to announce an addition to our family with the launch of SmartSkiesTM CTR. ANRA is addressing an immediate need with our cutting edge technology that meets today's regulatory requirements. Now is the time to start implementing these capabilities for Airport Controlled Zones and other sensitive areas."

Amit Ganjoo, CEO and Founder of ANRA Technologies

Automated Airport Controlled Zone Access

SmartSkiesTM allows drone pilots to obtain approval for drone operations within controlled or sensitive airspace using a simple mobile application or web portal. It provides real-time, automated processing of airspace authorizations based on criteria set by stakeholders such as Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) or regulators. ANRA's intelligent app checks the airspace for any dynamic and static conflicts, and if none exist, airspace authorization is automatically granted unless further coordination is required, whereupon the pilot receives an alert. Further coordination requests are routed to the relevant stakeholders, allowing multiple levels of coordination that can include airspace controlled by different agencies. SmartSkiesTM reduces the burden on airport tower personnel, which benefit from having assurance that approved drones will operate in areas that do not interfere with other drones or manned aircraft.

The ANRA SmartSkiesTM mobile app gives drone pilots a simple method to apply for instant approvals to fly within Airport Control Zones.

Built-in Features

SmartSkiesTM built-in features include integrating data from existing aeronautical data sources and creation of custom dynamic airspace zones in addition to ingesting information from supplementary data sources like weather and terrain. It also supports drone tracking, traffic deconfliction, auditing, non-conformance alerts, geofencing, and electronic conspicuity for identifying drones and their pilots - all while adhering to privacy limitations within a secure system.

Based on feedback from regulators and ANSPs, ANRA added a feature for two-way text communication between drone pilots and airport towers. Only authorized tower personnel will be able to communicate with drone pilots using SmartSkiesTM technology, helping to improve coordination during airport-related emergencies. In choosing to use open interfaces with this new offering, ANRA easily expands communication options and is currently researching improved human-to-machine interactions to ensure pilot flight safety.

Advanced Optional Features Available

Within the SmartSkiesTM family of technology platforms are optional services that permit networked information exchanges between stakeholders - enabling unprecedented shared situational awareness and capabilities. SmartSkies™ also supports the integration of surveillance data using standard interfaces such as ASTERIX as well as tracking and conformance monitoring for drones. Additionally, it can support strategic deconfliction of drones from manned traffic, including in-flight deconfliction.

SmartSkiesTM is designed to support a broad spectrum of operations with ever-increasing complexity and risk through an innovative, modular design that interfaces with today's air traffic infrastructure, and readily scales for future innovation.


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