Government of Alberta/CARES – Advancing BVLOS for SMEs
SkySensus is a R&D project under Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits policy, funded and led by Peraton Canada for the research and development, and commercialization of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) technology in unmanned systems.
The project objective is to develop advancements and innovation of unmanned systems operations, airworthiness standards and training.
The project brings together Alberta-based small businesses;
Project SkySensus was established to foster Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology and explore new innovations in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, and remote sensing. Enabling UAS automation and new analytical solutions in various applications.
The recent approval by Transport Canada for the first commercial BVLOS Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for pipeline inspection was received by a member of the SkySensus team, Canadian UAVs — to fly beyond visual line of sight in the Alberta oil-sands.
Canada is quickly becoming one of the world leaders in regulatory development for safe drone operations. Project SkySensus is a signal of growth in the UAS market and provides an opportunity to contribute to Canada’s economic growth and job creation.
Peraton Canada’s investment in the project demonstrates their commitment to the future of aerospace and defence in Canada with the advancement of new technologies and innovation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for BVLOS applications.