ANRA Technologies, in collaboration with ideaForge and Asteria, conducted the first ever flight trials incorporating new technology that permitted live tracking of drones via the internet, helping to address Indian government safety and security concerns.

ANRA Technologies, a leader in integrated airspace, mission management and delivery systems for uncrewed aircraft, along with ideaForge and Asteria Aerospace, achieved a new milestone for tracking drones in India’s national airspace. The demonstrations showcased a software plugin as well as a small strap-on hardware module that highlighted the flexibility of the solution. Equipped with these capabilities, participating drones wirelessly connected to ANRA’s SMARTWAYZ Tracker Platform enabled authorised users to view and track simultaneous drone operations in National Capital Region and Bangalore. ideaForge, Asteria and ANRA each flew drones that were tracked in real-time with their locations displayed on the SMARTWAYZ Tracker app. Drone operators were able to turn the tracking option on or off and only authorised users were able to view the tracking information.

“Today, we advanced the drone industry for India by demonstrating with our partners a solution that addresses key operational concerns for the government of India,” stated Amit Ganjoo, founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies. “Our SMARTWAYZ Tracker platform is network-based so authorised users anywhere in India can view live flight tracking of drones.”  

Small drones are difficult to track using traditional methods such as radar and not every drone is connected using a solution that transmits its telemetry to a network that is subsequently shared. Using a software plugin at the drone’s control station or strap-on hardware that electronically shares the drone’s position and other associated details at regular intervals offers a new option and today’s demonstration successfully proved this capability in two different cities.

About ANRA Technologies

ANRA Technologies is an international provider of airspace management solutions for unmanned aircraft operators and airspace managers. ANRA offers intelligent and modular traffic management software capabilities for Uncrewed Traffic Management (UTM)/U-space and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operations. For organisations that need an enterprise-class drone operations solution, ANRA offers MissionManager, and for delivery solutions, ANRA offers DELIVERY. Learn more by visiting www.flyanra.com

About ideaForge

ideaForge is a product focused UAV systems company, developing drone solutions for a variety of applications. ideaForge drones are generations ahead of other equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in terms of safety, reliability, autonomy & performance. Built on a strong foundation of interdisciplinary engineering, ideaForge endeavours to push the envelope of UAV technology and drive its adoption to help maximize our impact in enhancing productivity and security for our customers.

About Asteria Aerospace

Asteria Aerospace is an unincorporated group working to develop powerful rockets and design and build spacecraft to eventually fly to space. Our team works to create unique solutions grounded upon breaking the traditional rules of design within the Aerospace Industry. We not only work on physical hardware for High Power rockets but have also begun to branch into other fields of study such as design work on more advanced potentially spaceflight capable systems and in some cases the initial development of those very systems.

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