UAS Tracking, Situational Awareness, Voice Communications
Sunhillo UAS-C UAS Integration Solution
The UAS‑C can track UAV’s of all sizes without the use of Radar or ADS‑B. The UAS‑C connects to the UAS ground control system (GCS) and converts the positional data from the UAS into a radar or an ADS‑B message using our proprietary software. This message can then be sent to ATC or a local command center and displayed with other radar and ADS‑B targets for situational awareness. Our solution addresses the three primary challenges for UAS integration; UAS Tracking, Situational Awareness, and Voice Communications.
UAS Situational Awareness
UAS Voice Communications
Use Case Scenarios
Sunhillo’s UAS Products cover a wide variety of UAS Solutions. By providing UAS tracking of any size aircraft up to any altitude we can provide situational awareness to any environment including a UAS Test Site, ATC Towers, or small volume operations. When combined with our ADS‑B Receivers and radar data distribution products we can deliver situational awareness of all aircraft in the vicinity, manned or unmanned.
The UAS-Connector (UAS‑C) is the key piece to track the UAV’s and convert the radar message into a format the FAA or ATC is used to accepting. This can be used to bridge UTM Systems traveling in to controlled airspace and transitioning into ATC operations.
The Air Boss solution is ideal for Emergency Management operations. Using the UAS‑C we can track all operations and multiple UAV’s, Helicopters, or aircraft that may be operating in the locations. Having one Air Boss managing the Emergency Airspace provides safe situational awareness for all operators.
Sunhillo UAS Past Performance
Sunhillo has participated in UAS operations for over 5 years and is a key innovator involved with the UAS initiative. Sunhillo was an original member of the FAA’s Mid Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) led by Virginia Tech performing operational testing supporting the FAA and NASA.
As a member of the MAAP team, Sunhillo has successfully completed NASA’s UAS Task Orders 1, 2, & 4.
Sunhillo participated in an Emergency Management UAS exercise in Cape May NJ with the National Aerospace Research & Technical Park (NARTP), FAA, State Police and Fire, US Coast Guard, and industry partners to track a UAS Aircraft along with the chase plane simulating a post hurricane environment. This exercise showed how UAS can be used to help first responders and emergency management teams by surveying the damage, roadways, and potentially identifying people in distress.