The Iris Automation Casia® X is the next evolution of Iris’ onboard detect and avoid system for drones.
Ground-based detect and avoid systems are difficult to move and to scale. The Iris Automation onboard detect and avoid system uses 360° radial detection, using computer vision technology. The new Casia X is “an evolution of the Casia product line,” says a company press release. In addition to newly improved software reliability, the Casia X offers a new architecture supporting camera configurations from one to six units; increased detection performance, and visual aircraft encounter replay tooling and log files.
The Iris Automation Casia onboard detect and avoid system is being tested in programs around the world, including the FAA’s BEYOND program to advance BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) operations: Iris has partnered with four participants in BEYOND, including the City of Reno, Kansas Department of Transportation, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Choctaw Nation.
“The response to Casia X has been phenomenal, and we are thrilled to deliver the product into our customers’ hands. We’ve gained significant feedback and experience since we first announced our 360 degree capability, which has been instrumental in shaping its capabilities for this major global market,” says Jason Hardy-Smith, Iris Automation VP of Product.
AviSight, a leader in unmanned industrial inspection and advanced data solutions, has partnered with Iris as a Casia X beta user. The company intends to integrate Casia X into its field testing of long linear inspection operations.
“Our customers understand that unmanned missions can dramatically enhance efficiencies, reduce costs and improve the overall safety of their infrastructure maintenance and environmental monitoring programs. Technologies like Casia provide us with additional layers of safety, helping us advance toward beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, in close collaboration with federal regulators invested in safe airspace integration. We are excited to be working with the Iris Automation team,” says William O’Donnell, director of operations at AviSight.
First shipments of Casia X will be prioritized to pre-ordered customers. Limited production slot reservations are still available. Iris will host an informational ask-me-anything session about Casia X’s production availability April 29 at 11:00am PT; register at www.crowdcast.io/irisautomation. More information about Casia X is atwww.irisonboard.com/casia.