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Iris DO-278A Assurance approved
Kongsberg Geospatial's Iris UAS airspace situational awareness application will be offered as a certifiable display to meet the requirements of the DO-278A Assurance standard for air traffic management systems.
As a regulatory approved component of air traffic management, Iris will help increase the safety of commercial UAS flight operations, including during beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.
Originally designed to support military UAS flight operations, IRIS was developed to help pilots safely operate UAS in BVLOS operations as well as to enable regional airspace unmanned traffic management controllers to monitor the operations of multiple UAS simultaneously.
Certification authorities such as Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada use the DO-278A standard to provide the assurance of software contained in non-airborne communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management systems.
Unmanned systems manufacturers that build ground control stations for commercial UAS systems and airports and port authorities are expected to meet this standard when designing and building new systems. By developing an airspace awareness application that satisfies this standard, Kongsberg Geospatial has provided a key component for UAS operators that wish to develop ground-based monitoring systems that are safe and certifiable for commercial operations.
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