Author: TWS

Laying the Groundwork of Global Standardization for UAS

Key Take Away: The F38 committee has a goal to set clear strategy for identifying and expediently developing high quality standards for safe, routine UAS operations in the civil airspace, globally. Minimum safety, performance, and flight proficiency requirements Quality assurance that aircraft manufacturing conforms to design criteria Production acceptance tests and procedures A baseline plan…
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Flying Below the Radar

written by – Lisa Hahn, UAS/Aviation Meteorologist Key Take-Aways: Current weather sensing and radar infrastructure not extensive enough to support drones. On marginal weather “edge-case” days, it is generally accepted that businesses will underperform against revenue generation per airframe or client satisfaction metrics.  TruWeather is fielding a variety of novel sensors to improve low-altitude weather…
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Weather woes

BY KEITH BUTTON|FEBRUARY 2022 Safely moving cargo and passengers among buildings and just over treetops will require unique weather information. Keith Button looks at ideas for collecting and delivering the required forecasts and real-time knowledge of conditions. The helicopter crash that killed basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight others was a tragic example of the dangers…
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TruWeather Solutions Joins With Iris Automation for UAS Weather-Enhanced Ground-Based Surveillance | UAS VISION

Under this alliance, Iris will integrate TruWeather’s cost-effective weather sensors into Iris Automation’s Casia G ground-based surveillance system (GBSS). This meshed network will provide real-time integrated communications, collision avoidance and micro-weather data to operators.

Drones are flying into weather data deserts. Can they be stopped?

Unseen weather conditions can significantly impact drone delivery operations, including grounding flights Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper  Jen had spent weeks looking for the perfect toy for her daughter for Christmas. Then she found it online and placed the order. Only days before Christmas, she chose drone delivery as the delivery option because the…
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Are Low-Altitude Weather Services Ready for Drones and Air Taxis?

By Brian Garrett-Glaser | April 26, 2020Send Feedbackdrone delivery, low-altitude flight, microweather, urban air mobility The development of low-altitude weather services and regulation may be falling behind the progress of drone delivery services and passenger air taxis. (Credit: Don Berchoff) As the Federal Aviation Administration continues down its “crawl, walk, run” path of incorporating drone delivery, passenger air taxis and…
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Ohio supports UAS operations with USD1.4 million research contract for BVLOS drone operations

By Katherine Jerome•26 Mar, 2020 The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) has awarded CAL Analytics, a information fusion specialist, a USD1.4 million contract to lead the development of a contingency management platform (CMP) for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations. The Interoperability, Resiliency and Contingency Management for Ohio UAS Operations is one of six projects awarded…
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Micro Weather Analytics Firm Focused On Drones Gains Investors

TruWeather Solutions, Inc., a micro weather data and analytics company successfully raised a Series Seed investment from Kluz Ventures, through its The Flying Object and The Next Impact funds.

UAS-Specific Weather Data Lacking

The current weather tools and weather training for the UAS industry are woefully inadequate. That’s the assessment of Don Berchoff, a former U.S. Air Force meteorologist and the CEO of TruWeather.

N.Y. Test Site Assesses Weather Effects on UAS

Don Berchoff, co-founder of TruWeather, says, “TruWeather envisions a day when weather alerts and predictions are specifically tailored for each drone. A weather simulator to test and certify drones in varying weather conditions can enable development of drone-specific weather analytics to increase drone safety, productivity and revenue generation.”