AIS, ResilienX and OneSky have announced a partnership with NUAIR for evaluating security and performance monitoring for UAS ecosystems at the New York UAS Test Site. ResilienX has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to analyze and enhance the security and performance monitoring of uncrewed aircraft system traffic management (UTM) ecosystems. ResilienX has chosen to partner with AIS and OneSky to bolster this research effort.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with ResilienX on this cutting-edge project,” said Salvatore Paladino, Director of Cyber Operations at AIS. “By combining our cybersecurity expertise with ResilienX’s technological capabilities, we aim to develop innovative strategies that safeguard UTM ecosystems against potential threats.”
This research will focus on quantifying the effectiveness of various failure mode detection and mitigation strategies within a complex UAS operations environment. The output of the yearlong effort will be to demonstrate safety and efficiency key performance indicators associated with mitigating issues that have been observed in UAS ecosystems. Testing will occur at the New York UAS Test Site.
“We are excited to show the industry the data behind including in-time safety assurance capabilities into advanced UAS ecosystems. We strongly believe that NASA’s concept of in-time aviation safety management is more than a ‘good idea’ and will be crucial for the scaled and highly automated drone economy. We are grateful to be trusted by the FAA to advance this vital gap in UTM ecosystems,” said Ryan Pleskach, CEO of ResilienX.
The research will be conducted in collaboration with NUAIR, a Syracuse-based nonprofit on a mission to open the drone economy for the state of New York. Over the past decade, NUAIR has built New York’s 50-mile beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) corridor and has conducted over 6,000 UAS flights to advance the industry.