London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, is making available a surveillance API which will allow integrators to both share and receive flight data from a variety of sensors and devices in near real-time, providing a truly comprehensive real-time picture of the airspace.
The surveillance API provides a mechanism for commercial drone manufacturers, flight app developers and drone fleet operators to ‘push’ aircraft surveillance data (called ‘position reports’) directly to Altitude Angel, which is then standardised and correlated with other data sources in its network. This, in turn, makes it easier for companies using the data to obtain a richer ‘moving picture’ of the sky which can be used at airport locations, or in drone flight control apps, to enhance safety and security.
The surveillance infrastructure is intended to be used by or with:
- Drone detection sensors
- Traditional ATM sensors, such as RADAR
- Software developers who wish to provide data from one, or more, connected/observed vehicles
Images and quotes courtesy Altitude Angel.