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Proxy Aviation Systems Receives Canadian Patent for Unmanned Vehicle Command, Control, Communication Apparatus
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Germantown, MD -- The Canadian Patent Office granted a patent to Proxy Aviation Systems, Inc. (www.proxyaviation.com) on March 30, 2010. The company received the Canadian Patent (No. 2,540,269) for aspects of its Universal Distributed Management System (UDMS) and Virtual Pilot (VP) technology. Proxy is the first unmanned aerial systems (UAS) provider to offer cooperative flight.
Proxy's UDMS and VP technologies are software solutions that allow unmanned vehicles (UVs) to perform the airborne tasks required for complex tactical flight. The VP allows one operator to control up to 12 unmanned aircraft and 20 additional sensors or ground control stations. This capability is a significant advantage over traditional existing unmanned aircraft systems, which require one pilot to fly each individual aircraft.
The VP consists of a Brain and an Arena. The Brain includes rules that govern the behavior of the UVs and information on scheduled missions. The Arena provides status information regarding the UVs and the surrounding environment, allowing the UVs to communicate with each other and with various ground control stations.
"Proxy's technique offers a high level of autonomous flight in which multiple UVs can function cooperatively under the management of a single ground station operator," commented Patrick Moneymaker, CEO, Proxy Aviation Systems. "This pioneering, patent winning solution has the potential to revolutionize battlefield operations and homeland security missions, and it exemplifies the expertise and innovation of Proxy's world-class staff."
Patents are pending for the UDMS and VP solutions in the United States, Australia and Europe.
About Proxy Aviation Systems, Inc.
Proxy Aviation Systems is a pioneer in optionally piloted aircraft and multi-aircraft cooperative flight control systems. Proxy's solutions can be adapted to a wide range of existing piloted aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms and allow a single 'mission commander' to manage multiple aircraft simultaneously. Founded in 2003, Proxy Aviation is headquartered in Germantown, Maryland. For more information, visit www.proxyaviation.com.
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