NASA tests anti-collision system for unmanned vehicles

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The moment when companies get approval for commercial use of drons is already very close. But before that happens, an anti-collision system must be developed to prevent unmanned collisions with other planes and objects. This is done by NASA engineers working at the Armstrong Flight Research Center, California.

There is a test of a completely new anti-collision technology developed within the UAS-NAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System) project. Its purpose is to create a system that would be applicable in commercial drones, greatly enhancing the safety of their use. Technology will allow the machines to bypass the various objects themselves, including other flying units.

During the first testing phase, a modified version of Predator B will be used, named Ikhana, which will have sensors on board with the new technology. NASA plans to release other unmanned aircraft on a scheduled flight to see how the machine can handle the threat.

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