Verizon Robotics is advancing its testing and proof-of-concept capabilities in the Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) family, a premier FAA-designated test family that offers diverse test environments for drones and ground-based robotics.
Verizon Robotics will expand its operations and base its advanced aerial R&D, drone partner and long-range robotics at Pendleton Range.
This includes training Pendleton Range personnel to control a rapid-response mobile command unit vehicle capable of deploying critical communications, applications and advanced computing solutions that can address robotics use cases in the air and on the ground.
Darryl Abling, Pendleton UAS Line Manager, said, “The Pendleton Line is thrilled to be working with Verizon Robotics to bring state-of-the-art situational awareness technology to one of the busiest UAV test lines in the United States. .
“This investment will help develop technologies and processes that will help accelerate global aviation innovation as robotics becomes more integrated into the national airspace system.”
The Pendleton Range, located in Pendleton, Oregon, has more than 14,000 square miles of FAA-approved airspace for flight operations and advanced drone testing and hosts between 400 and 1,000 operations per month.
Mariah Scott, President of Verizon Robotics, said, “The operations we are rolling out at Pendleton Range will help drive R&D initiatives for customers.
“The location of the range helps create a local innovation test bed that can mimic real-world conditions, helping to bring products and services to market faster.”
Verizon Robotics continues to expand enterprise solutions for drones and terrestrial robotics through its software, connectivity and industry leadership.
One such effort is the development of software that helps to safely integrate drones into the national airspace system so that manned aircraft and drones can operate together safely and seamlessly.
Coupled with the Low Altitude Clearance and Notification (LAANC) capability, customers can access US-controlled airspace to create unique and differentiated airspace intelligence for their operations.
As Verizon Robotics harnesses the power of the network to drive key business outcomes, it will continue to innovate alongside our customers and partners in R&D environments so that we can enable our enterprise customers to usher in the fourth industrial revolution.