New York test site secures USD1.6 million to develop contingency management platform

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a USD1.6 million contract to a team led by CAL Analytics development of a single, integrated contingency management platform (CMP) for unmanned aircraft integration at the New York (NY) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site. CAL Analytics is heading up a team of five commercial companies who will collaborate with NUAIR and Oneida County to integrate and test their CMP technology to address specific safety and risk mitigation concerns for operating UAS in the national airspace at the test site.

Cyber-physical systems-of-systems, like UTM, rely on a multitude of data from various sources to make decisions, often with real-world safety implications. The CMP will offer important protection protocols and situational awareness, alerting operators of faults, failures, and severe weather to help ensure the safe flight of all unmanned aircraft.

CAL Analytics will lead system integration which combines:

  • Monitoring and mitigation software from ResilienX, of Syracuse, NY;

  • Cybersecurity software provided by Assured Information Security (AIS) of Rome, NY;

  • Situational awareness display systems from Kongsberg Geospatial of Ottawa, ON; and

  • Micro-weather services from TruWeather, also of Syracuse, NY.

Validation testing will be managed by NUAIR who manages operations at the Oneida County-owned New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, one of se