Mountain View, California – Reliable Robotics has announced the appointment of Marc Pos as the lead radar designer for its Airspace Integration Solution. This marks a significant milestone in the development of their solution to safely and efficiently integrate remotely piloted aircraft into the National Airspace System (NAS).
As a senior fellow at Reliable Robotics, Pos will focus on the challenge of certifying detect and avoid (DAA) systems capable of identifying and tracking all airspace users, even those without a transponder. Radar, being an all-weather and non-cooperative sensor, is considered the ideal solution for DAA. However, no existing airborne radar fulfills the requirements of commercial aircraft concerning weight, size, power, and cost.
“Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our aircraft automation system while simultaneously working on integrating remotely piloted aircraft into the NAS. With Marc’s expertise, we can enhance our DAA capabilities, primarily through the use of innovative radar systems,” said Brandon Suarez, Vice President of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Integration at Reliable Robotics.
The Airspace Integration Solution
Integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the NAS necessitates the implementation of a comprehensive set of subsystems, including DAA systems, command and control links, and control stations. These subsystems, along with their individual functions and capabilities, form part of a certifiable end-to-end solution that enables both new and existing aircraft to be remotely piloted.
Pos will collaborate with Suarez to spearhead the development and certification of Reliable’s Airspace Integration Solution. With almost three decades of experience in designing radios, radars, and radar altimeters, Pos brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. During his time at Honeywell, he led teams responsible for developing phased array radar systems for DAA, ground-based obstacle avoidance and navigation, all-weather radars, and radar altimeters used in autolanding for popular commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320.
Furthermore, Pos’s expertise extends to NASA studies on radar usability in the NAS and his active involvement in committees related to radar sensing in DAA systems.
“Certifying a reliable DAA solution for NAS operations will greatly benefit the industry,” expressed Pos. “I am excited to lead the radar division and expand the capabilities of Reliable’s Airspace Integration Solution.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is Reliable Robotics?
Reliable Robotics is a company focused on developing solutions that facilitate the safe and efficient integration of remotely piloted aircraft into the National Airspace System (NAS).
2. What is the role of Marc Pos at Reliable Robotics?
Marc Pos has been appointed as the lead radar designer at Reliable Robotics. He will be responsible for advancing radar design for their Airspace Integration Solution.
3. What is the Airspace Integration Solution?
The Airspace Integration Solution is an end-to-end system that enables the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the NAS. It consists of various subsystems, including detect and avoid (DAA) systems, command and control links, and control stations.
4. Why is radar important for DAA?
Radar is considered the most suitable sensor for DAA as it can detect and track all airspace users, regardless of whether they have a transponder. It is an all-weather and non-cooperative sensor, making it ideal for ensuring the safety of aircraft in the National Airspace System.
5. What are Marc Pos’s qualifications?
Marc Pos has close to 30 years of experience in designing radios, radars, and radar altimeters. He has led the development of radar systems for various applications, including DAA, ground-based obstacle avoidance, and autolanding in commercial aircraft. He has also contributed to NASA studies and served on committees related to radar sensing in DAA systems.