PrecisionHawk and the University of Toronto Announce Partnership

PrecisionHawk's Lancaster

PrecisionHawk’s Lancaster

PrecisionHawk and the University of Toronto recently announced Project Breadcrumb, a project designed to facilitate safe unmanned aerial vehicle travel. Through this collaboration, researchers aim to develop a solution UAVs can use when all other communication or navigation systems are lost.

The solution will integrate directly into PrecisionHawk’s low altitude tracking and avoidance system, or LATAS, for use on any UAV platform, according to a news release.

“As we work to mitigate the risk of operating small UAVs in the national airspace, one of the key concerns comes from the possibility of losing GPS signal or GPS interference,” said Ernest Earon, PrecisionHawk President and co-founder, according to the release. “The University of Toronto has an excellent research history in navigation and control in GPS-denied environments, like space, where technology needs to know where it is and where it needs to go without a GPS signal.”

University of Toronto researchers and their students will develop this two-phase project at the Institute for Aerospace Studies in partnership with PrecisionHawk’s engineering team, according to the release.

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