WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2020 – Switch in partnership with ANRA Technologies and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), have been announced as the recipient of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contract by the FAA.  The FAA awarded $848,685 towards an overall contract of $1.79 million to demonstrate and validate UAS Traffic Management (UTM) technology in coordination with the NIAS test site.

“We are thrilled to provide the UTM and simulation capability to research capacity limits for UTM in a virtual environment,”  said Brent Klavon, VP of Operations at ANRA Technologies.

Switch, the technology infrastructure corporation and ANRA will conduct demonstrations and validation of new unmanned systems, in association with NIAS to evaluate performance thresholds, mitigation strategies, operational constraints, and system requirements for scalable operation of commercial small UAS (sUAS).

Additionally, the project will also provide insight into redundancy, bandwidth, cost estimates, compute, and data storage requirements to…

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