Exton, PA (PRWEB) July 19, 2016
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has established a business unit, SKYVUE, LLC, to deliver Unmanned Air System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) software services for the beyond line-of-sight needs of UAS operators. SKYVUE will be based in Exton, PA with a supporting office in Washington DC.
SKYVUE will utilize AGI’s commercial situational awareness technology, derived from its suite of software products developed over the past 27 years, to provide air navigation services including airspace management, real-time flight monitoring, and deconfliction. The SKYVUE business unit further expands AGI’s situational awareness technology in the air domain; analagous to how AGI’s ComSpOC LLC provide commercial space situational awareness and traffic management services. Through ComSpOC operations, AGI and its strategic partners have proven the ability for commercial companies to deliver traffic management solutions which surpass existing legacy systems in accuracy, speed, and transparency at a fraction of traditional development and operating costs.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to apply AGI’s proven technology to accelerate the adoption of commercial UAS operations,” said Paul Graziani, chief executive officer and co-founder of AGI. “There is a close alignment of our situational awareness and decision support capabilities with the technical needs of UAS traffic management.”
AGI is highly invested in the UAS community and has used these experiences to develop its SKYVUE services. In addition to being a member of of the Small UAV Coalition and AUVSI, AGI has a Space Act Agreement with NASA in support of their UTM prototype effort involving over 200 industry stakeholders. The SKYVUE UTM is being developed to the standards established by this group. In an effort to accelerate the timeline of the commercial UTM software, SKYVUE will add additional strategic partners.