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January 23, 2017 AT 4:00 pm

Matt Koskela Talks UTM #drone #droneday

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If you’re interested in knowing more about Unmanned Traffic Management, this interview is a great place to start! From AirMap:

Let’s start with the basics. What is UTM?

“UTM” refers to two things. First, UTM stands for “Unmanned Traffic Management” – how we’ll manage the integration of drones into low-altitude airspace.

We’re heading towards a future in which millions of drones fly billions of flights. These drones will need a complex universe of data to map and understand the environment around them – and tools to communicate and deconflict with others in low-altitude airspace. UTM is the infrastructure that will allow a drone to exchange all of this information with other drones, manned aircraft, airspace management services like AirMap, and other stakeholders like airport personnel and air traffic control.

Second, we use the term UTM to refer to efforts to build this infrastructure worldwide, such as the NASA-FAA UTM project. This project is a collaboration between regulators and private industry partners like AirMap that is testing and harmonizing the technologies we’ll need to realize UTM in the United States.

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Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.


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