Airware partners with NASA to develop drone air traffic control system

Airware drone

News broke last week that NASA is building an air traffic control system for unmanned aerial vehicles that could affect everything from Amazon’s delivery drones to agricultural drones. It turns out that it’s not working on the project alone: San Francisco drone startup Airware is helping.

Airware head of global business development and regulatory affairs Jesse Kallman provided a few more details on the scope of the project, including that NASA and Airware will test many different types of drones with the system. The features of the software they will develop are not yet decided, but they will test aircraft spacing, collision avoidance and trajectory modeling.

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