The technology behind drone sense & avoid is complex. However, it is critical for the safe integration of drones into the national airspace. While many companies & organizations are working on SAA technology, this competition offers a starting point to begin demonstrating these capabilities to leaders in the drone industry, regulators, investors, & most importantly the public.
Why is this important to me?
Advancing drone sense & avoid technology may ultimately save someone's life. It is also the enabling technology that will allow drones to conduct all sorts of important work beyond line of sight. This includes monitoring the safety of bridges, rail lines, & other critical infrastructure, delivering packages & humanitarian missions.