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University of Nevada, Reno developing air traffic software for drones #drone #droneday

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From University of Nevada, Reno Media Newsroom:

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are now working on a new, low-altitude traffic management system to keep fast-moving flyers safer as they cruise through increasingly crowded skies.

The University is one of a handful of organizations participating in the first phase of the NASA Ames Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management project to enable safer use of low-altitude airspace, of 500 feet and below, where autonomous aerial vehicles, helicopters, gliders and other general aircraft are operating.

“With all of the many uses being developed for unmanned aerial systems, air-traffic nearer to the ground has the potential to become very crowded,” Warren Rapp, business director for the University’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, said. “We’re pleased to be part of this leading-edge, forward-thinking project.”

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