The connectivity platform enabling beyond visual line of sight UAV operations in cellular networksLearn more
During flight planning, AirborneRF is used to calculate where a UAV can fly safely, adhering to the rules and within the radio-space. It takes into account both national airspace control and the radio coverage delivered by the cellular network so that it can be used to reliably control the UAV within a three dimensional safety corridor.
AirborneRF is sufficiently scalable to allow for route recalculation during flight. It uses measurements collected by the UAV to update and improve its predictive models both short term, during flight, and longer term for the next flight.
The initial uses for AirborneRF are to explore business cases for using the cellular network for UAV control. That includes both current and future network configurations, technologies and frequencies.
AirborneRF can then be used to demonstrate network capabilities to companies that are considering UAV technology for a variety of beyond visual line of sight applications. They include such things as first responder reconnaissance, package delivery, infrastructure inspections and so on.
It can be used to demonstrate radio network capabilities to airspace regulators and UAV service providers.