Kongsberg Geospatial will be unveiling a new Unmanned Traffic Management platform at the UTM 2016 Convention in Syracuse, NY. The latest Version of their software is integrated with more positional and sensor data formats than any other UAS software.

Kongsberg Geospatial to Exhibit the World's Most Fully-Integrated UTM Airspace Awareness Platform at UTM 2016

Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial and mapping software, wannounced today announced today that they will be exhibiting their latest IRIS UAS platform at the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) symposium today in Syracuse, NY.

Kongsberg Geospatial is introducing a new Ground Control Station for UAS at the UTM 2016 symposium in Syracuse, NY

Kongsberg Geospatial has been providing technology for military UAS for over a decade, and is now actively working with industry and regulatory groups in the United States and Canada to develop a simple, portable display for civilian UAS operators and airspace managers that provides them with a unified spatial awareness picture combining a wide range of live data feeds into an easy to understand display format.

IRIS UAS is an airspace awareness platform developed to provide UAS operators or airspace managers with the necessary situational awareness to safely operate UAS Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS). The platform presents users with a 3D picture of the operational airspace, and integrates real-time track data from a variety sensors and cameras along with information such as obstacles and restricted airspaces, all fused within a single, common operating picture.

Kongsberg Geospatial has been working with government and industry partners to conduct field trials of the platform over the past two years, and has successfully integrated and tested the simultaneous display of a wide variety of real-time sensor data sources including ADS-B, PrecisionHawk LATAS™, Harris NEXTGEN™, Gryphon Sensors and Airmap® feeds.

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“We describe IRIS UAS as an ‘airspace awareness’ application, because it is a very powerful tool for visualizing everything that’s going on in the airspace”, explained company president, Ranald McGillis. “With this wide range of sensor integration, we can get an unprecedented picture of unmanned air traffic by simultaneously leveraging several different kinds of positional data that gives a more comprehensive picture of the airspace than RADAR alone – especially with very low-flying unmanned aircraft.”

The company claims that the latest iteration of the IRIS UAS platform is the most comprehensively integrated application of this kind in the world, and plans to provide live demos of the software at the UTM 2016 symposium and trade show.


About Kongsberg Geospatial: Based in Ottawa, Canada, Kongsberg Geospatial creates precision real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness. The Company’s products are primarily deployed in solutions for air-traffic control, Command and Control, and air defense. Over nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

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