Office of Naval Research: Unmanned Aircraft Sense and Avoid
Appareo developed a prototype all-weather sense and avoid system for the Office of Naval Research. The prototype system included a GPS receiver, software defined radio (including ADS-B transceiver), air data interfaces, as well as serial and discrete interfaces to the unmanned aircraft. The objective of this system was to evaluate and demonstrate methods whereby unmanned and manned aircraft can be safely integrated into the national airspace.
United States Forest Service: Operational Loads Monitoring
Appareo provided customized hardware and software to the USFS, giving them the tools to record an amazing amount of data on its firefighting efforts. In addition to the standard flight parameters recorded by all hardware, the USFS also utilizes discrete input sensors to record events such as the opening and closing of bay doors and the position of landing gear. Appareo software incorporates all of the data and allows USFS analysts to generate detailed reports on fleet safety and performance.
US Army Aviation Center Logistics Command: Crash-Hardened Data Storage Unit
Permanently installed on the TH-67 fleet, the device records flight data onto a removable memory card and crash-hardened internal memory. Real-time sensor fusion allows investigators to review and analyze recorded data immediately after an event through Appareo’s 3D playback software.