RHO focuses on the technical project planning and drone operations to ensure that safety cases are met and goals are achieved in both delivery and costs. Using the resources within Skyward IO and other private and government agencies (domestic and international), RHO/RGI uses geospatial maps to map flight plans in rural /metropolitan areas (currently only in US, Mexico and Canada, but the same technical planning can be tailored to almost any country worldwide).
Drones & Air Traffic Surveillance
Technology development is an important part of our culture. RGI will provide added value to the product line off the shelf (and other manufacturers with whom RGI has a relationship) with advanced capabilities not currently offered and under development by RGI or strategic partners.
These include enhanced surveillance and detection (through UAT, ADSB connected through the GSM/4G LTE cellular networks, video sensing providing self-directed flights plans and capable of detecting objects in all directions through software processes to help the drone safely navigate, avoiding not only geographic obstructions but other drones as well in the event of swarms.
In the US work has started to meet the challenges of monitoring drone flights that for the most part cannot be detected by traditional air traffic control technology. Our time to develop these technologies to compliment a robust regulatory system still in its infancy is now, Drone test sites in the US currently are not using these technologies and RGI intends to field test with FAA guidance and oversight.
For all drone manufacturers to ensure compatibility with the newest surveillance technologies (although ADS-B is not new) Miniaturization of ADS-B transponder to ensure that all drones have signatures and can be recognized by air traffic controllers and aircraft suitably equipped.
As with all cooperative systems there is a need to have the capability to monitor those that are not conforming to the self âidentification. It will become necessary to monitor both cooperative and non-cooperative drones. A distributed radar can be used for this purpose.
The goal is to place either omni directional transmitters or potentially sectored transmitters in areas where drones need to be monitored.
The FAA regulations already exist for the requirements of the device. This system would be advantageous for rapid deployment. Current existing infrastructure could be used to monitor drones using existing ATC grade systems. Size/weight/power will be challenges. Smaller drones will not have sufficient electrical power(potentially) therefore a battery power options will need to be developed.
The distributed system in high sensitive areas first with a potential to expand all the way to a national grid type system.
This would be applicable to sensitive areas (such as secure government facilities, airports and other areas of restricted airspace).
A ground system will be required to enable listening to the broadcasts. A low cost UAT receiver is being developed to affix a receiver on every cell tower. Data rights for this information could either be sold or we could simply sell the receivers to existing communications companies ( or Google for that matter).
Provide a modified distributed concept to the current frequency management legislation to operate the KU band. The cost for the system would be contained since we be required to cover 500â and below; however, we may increase this above the regulation (for example: 1000 â or 2000â) to track drones and alert authorities and aviation authorities that air space/ altitude restrictions has been violated.
This would be applicable to sensitive areas (such as secure government facilities, airports and other areas of restricted airspace). Receivers would be spread around the area to pick up returns. These receptions would be processed to determine if the object has the signature of a drone and whether it is within regulation or not. A track and alert could be generated to send to enforcement capabilities.
Utilizing critical thinking analysis, traditional and new business models, a disciplined methodology for technology development and operational planning associated with project management principles, the Company has evolved to take the leading role in innovated implementation and development in sectors of interest to the company.
Different countries have different rules for commercial drone operators
RGI is focused on helping customers meet their full Operational requirements
As our customerâs drone operations scale up there will be more managers, pilots, subject matter experts and other stakeholders who will need to check airspace, review flight areas ,job specs and share it among teams
Wherever we or our customers operate we need to follow the regulations of the country weâre operating in
In the United States commercial drone operators must have either a pilots license or a Part 107 certification
RGI can provide the best in-class software to ensure safe scalable, efficient commercial drone operations. It will provide business leaders the intelligence and processes to do business across the world and it gives regulators and insurers the quality assurance and metrics they require.
Flight logging is essential for:
A digital system of record to manage pilots, training maintenance, battery performance, flight hours and key documents like pilot licenses
Flight planning and logging capabilities to meet regulatory requirements, log flight hours and operate efficiently
A validated airspace map sourced from official regulatory bodies so the customer knows where itâs safe to fly or where the customer may need special permission
As stated above the company has evolved to take a leading role in innovative technology, implementation and development in sectors of interest to the company. Most of the customers will require some special / customized solutions to meet their drone operational goals
Many of these customized applications will entail:
RHO / RGI has the talent in â house and relationships with other engineering firms to help meet those challenges.