AirMap and Honeywell have confirmed the development of a cost-effective drone tracking solution to provide authorities with situational awareness of aircraft operations.
The companies have said hardware device has been designed to allow for UAS to maintain consistent communication with UTM.
The co-developed solution will support multiple communication options, including 4G and satellite in areas without 4G coverage, for the broadcast of real-time drone telemetry feeds to a UTM system.
Ben Marcus, AirMap’s chairman and co-founder said: “The AirMap UTM Platform is designed to provide a real-time operating picture of the airspace for both manned and unmanned aircraft.”
He added: “We’ve partnered with Honeywell to deliver an easy-to-use, cost-effective, and drone-agnostic device as a practical way to start managing drone traffic in any environment, today.”
The tracker device is available today as a proof of concept for testing.