GA-ASI Detect-and-Avoid System Aids NASA UAS Flight

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has announced that its Detect and Avoid (DAA) avionics system was the key technology that enabled an unmanned aircraft flight through the National Airspace System (NAS) after taking off from southern California. The DAA system installed on Ikhana, a NASA-owned Predator B/MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), enabled the UAS to meet the FAA’s 14 CFR 91.113(b) requirement to “see and avoid” other aircraft during the flight.

“Our goal of producing UAS that can be certified to fly in non-segregated airspace took a big step forward today,”...


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