I am glad to publish the following press release by MicroPilot
HI-RISE – 15009
High Integrity RPAS by Innovative Software Engineering
Project Leader: MicroPilot (Canada)
To reach their full potential, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), must operate over built up areas such as towns and cities where there are many high value tasks that a UAS can perform. Flying a UAS over built up areas is not currently possible due to perceived lack of safety. For this reason, there is a need for UAS that comply with recognized safety standards (e.g. DO-178C). HI-RISE is a framework within which UAS and innovative uses for a UAS can be developed taking into account safety regulations and standards.
MicroPilot-lead Consortium labelled by ITEA
MicroPilot Inc. led a research consortium that is now labeled by ITEA, providing a springboard to the goal of streamlining the certification process for UAVs.
April 21st, 2016 – Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada – MicroPilot is leading a business and research consortium [HI-RISE], consisting of companies across the world involved in the UAV industry. The purpose and goal of this consortium is to research and develop software and processes that will enable Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to be certified more quickly and efficiently.
ITEA has now officially approved and labeled the HI-RISE consortium. This is a significant milestone because ITEA gives the consortium access to funding and additional partners that can help the consortium achieve its goals. “ITEA is very selective”, says Howard Loewen, President of MicroPilot, “A lot of applicants don’t make the cut; so we are honored to be labeled.”
ITEA is the cluster program of the EUREKA Network, a publically funded intergovernmental network whose aim is to foster innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Europe. ITEA typically focuses on software and aims to encourage companies, both large and small, to cooperate on projects in order to stimulate research and development; innovation, and industrial development.
HI-RISE will use the additional support and resources of ITEA to further its goals to improve the regulatory and certification framework for UAVs; thereby, reducing the cost and time needed to certify a UAV.
· MicroPilot Inc.
· KU LEUVEN
· Volz Servos GmbH & Co. KG
· Alter Technology
· IXION Industry & Aerospace SL
· Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
HI-RISE on ITEA website
Started in 1994, with 850 clients in over 70 countries, MicroPilot is the world leader in professional autopilots for UAVs and MAVs. MicroPilot is an ISO 9001 autopilot manufacturer to bring to market an ISO 9001 sub 30 gram autopilot, triple redundant autopilot, and full-function general purpose autopilot. MicroPilot offers a family of lightweight UAV autopilots that can fly fixed-wing, transitional, helicopter, and Multi Rotor UAVs. MicroPilot also provides complementary products such as the XTENDERmp SDK, trueHWIL2.