Not only do drones offer cost-saving opportunities, time efficiency and increased safety, but the data gathered, images captured and post-inspection analysis is revolutionizing the way commercial industries conduct their daily tasks. Simulyze’s Operational Intelligence platform and Mission Insight TM applications provides unprecedented data insights to ensure safe flight in national airspaces.
Drones are set to create safer environments for law enforcement and homeland security. Helping officers stay out of harm’s way with UAS can not only save uniformed lives, but the technology can also keep civilians safe across a variety of applications. Simulyze’s proven Operational Intelligence technology and applications deliver complete real-time event monitoring and processing that are easy to deploy and use for civilian government functions.
UAS technology is streamlining and reducing the cost of insurance-related processes—from claims adjustment and risk engineering to eliminating fraudulent agricultural claims. Simulyze’s solution for insurance enables the rapid and safe collection of high-resolution imagery and rich data to conduct damage inspections and post-disaster claims more efficiently.
Drones are helping solve critical shortfalls of traditional public safety methods. Drones with video and infrared cameras are excellent tools to improve situational awareness of critical incidents, conduct search and rescue operations, assess fire damage, manage disasters such as wildfires or severe flooding, deliver medical supplies—the list goes on. And when coupled with Simulyze’s operational intelligence technology to provide greater situational awareness for public safety officers and first responders, UAS technology can be a literal lifesaver for communities across the country.
Agricultural drones are changing the way we farm and are increasingly flying over America’s farmlands. With traditional methods, many critical agriculture issues continue to go unnoticed. Precision agriculture, coupled with drone technology and Simulyze’s Operational Intelligence platform, can efficiently monitor and treat crops as well garner data-driven insights, allowing for more targeted fertilizing and better use of water and labor. UAS systems can enable farmers to more easily identify and correct issues early to increase farm crop yields and ROI.
Autonomous commercial drones are changing the way construction companies conduct business, enabling significant cost savings, increased efficiencies and improved worker safety. Combined with Simulyze’s Operational Intelligence platform and applications, drones can carry out aerial surveying and mapping tasks for all phases of building sites with real-time data insights. The concept of an end-to-end data flow is an enormous upgrade for the industry, allowing a site’s progress to be tracked with a degree of accuracy previously unknown in construction.
Utility companies are saving time and money with commercial drone applications by monitoring and maintaining their assets more effectively. Using Simulyze’s OI platform and applications, energy and utilities organizations can attain real-time intelligence that enables better-informed decisions and provides the foundation for safe UAS flight for inspections and maintenance.
Drone technology is making a dramatic impact on how nature and wildlife conservation efforts are carried out and measured. The technology is helping wildlife biologists and conservationists better map and track natural resources and endangered animals in remote areas with a higher degree of precision than ever before, all while reducing the impact on the environment. Together with Simulyze’s OI platform, drones can safely and efficiently collect GPS coordinates, real-time video and still images, helping scientists set priorities back at mission control.
In countries with poor infrastructure and few delivery options, drone technology can be a literal lifesaver in times of crisis. Many humanitarian aid organizations are employing drones to find survivors in disaster zones, deliver medical supplies and carry out other humanitarian tasks. With Simulyze’s proven Operational Intelligence technology and applications that enable real-time event monitoring and processing abilities, UAS can provide accurate, up-to-date information for better decision-making in humanitarian efforts, emergency response and disaster events—safely.
Our partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center is focused on the research and development of a UTM system to enable and support safe and effective UAS operations.
In April 2016, we successfully deployed Mission Insight™ in support of NASA’s TCL 1 National Campaign UAS testing, which was the first nationwide test of air traffic management for drones. We directly supported operations at two of six UAS test sites.
In June 2016, we successfully deployed Mission Insight™ in support of the first U.S. ship-to-shore drone delivery. Taking place on the New Jersey coastline, the event featured independent drone delivery service Flirtey and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine demonstrating the potential use of drones to deliver medical supplies during a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis.
In October 2016, we successfully deployed Mission Insight™ to support two flight operators in NASA’s TCL 2 flights in Reno, Nevada, and was one of five industry partners who participated in the NASA-FAA Research Transition Team (RTT) Data Exchange and Information Architecture (DEIA) working group (DWG) Demonstration 1.
In June 2017, we successfully deployed Mission Insight™ in support of NASA’s Technical Capability Level 2 (TCL 2) National Campaign, which focused on flying small drones beyond the pilot's visual line of sight over sparsely populated areas. We directly supported operations at two of six participating FAA UAS test sites.
In June 2018, we successfully deployed Mission Insight™ in support of NASA’s Technical Capability Level 3 (TCL 3) National Campaign, which focused on testing technologies that maintain safe spacing between cooperative and non-cooperative UAS over moderately populated areas.
The unmanned mission industry is poised to take flight in the U.S. as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is nearing a decision on the use of commercial drones in U.S. air space. Analyst firm Teal Group estimates that that the drones industry will quickly grow to more than a billion dollars once those regulations are announced.
Ensuring the safety of unmanned operations requires integration of vast amounts of disparate data that needs to be displayed in a standardized, graphical format. Enter Simulyze’s Mission InsightTM, the only commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) application built on a true, advanced Operational Intelligence (OI) platform.
Mission Insight manages the entire data workflow for unmanned systems missions, integrating various live event data, weather conditions, systems information, GIS data and video, among others. The application accommodates both structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources, regardless of format or originating program.
This invaluable data is processed, analyzed and visualized in real-time and overlaid on a graphical interface, providing in-depth situational awareness, as well as simplifying and streamlining mission reporting and workload requirements.
Mission Insight also includes archival and replay capabilities that aid in training, post-operation analysis, incident investigation and review of operational effectiveness.
By consolidating all data and workflows into a single application, mission managers and operators can easily access unprecedented data insight and situational awareness that results in better, more strategic decisions and positive outcomes. Plus, its off-the-shelf delivery model makes integration more efficient and cost-effective.