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; Canadian UAVs (Detect and Avoid Technology), AERIUM Analytics (Data Analytics and Automation), and Foremost UAS Range (Regulatory Compliance, Test and Evaluation).
The Origin of SkySensus
Peraton established Project SkySensus to foster Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology and provide an opportunity to enter new markets in the unmanned space. As a research and development and commercialization project under Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits framework, SkySensus combines UAS technology with innovation in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, and remote sensing. This will enable new levels of UAS automation and new types of analytical solutions in various applications.
Recently, a significant milestone was been achieved with the approval by Transport Canada for the first commercial Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) offered to a member of the SkySensus team, Canadian UAV to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in the Alberta oil-sands. BVLOS is a critical component of the unmanned commercial and defence applications of UAS technology and is used across many industries. As autonomy and collision-avoidance technologies improve, so too will drones’ ability to perform increasingly complex tasks. Canada is quickly becoming one of the world leaders in the regulatory development for safe drone operations.
Opportunity for Economic Growth
Project SkySensus is a signal of growth in the unmanned aerial systems arena in Canada, providing an opportunity to contribute to Canada’s economic growth and job creation. Peraton’s investment in the project demonstrates our 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.
Commitment To Industrial & Technological Benefits And Value Proposition
Peraton is committed to supporting Canada’s Industrial & Technological Benefits and Value Proposition policy as administered by Innovation Science, and Economic Development Canada. Peraton works with like-minded companies and small businesses to leverage economic benefits on our programs and create high-value work for Canadians and Canadian companies.
Peraton has within its supply chain over 300 vendors and partners from across the technology spectrum. Many of which represent not only the world’s leading defence and aerospace companies, but also emerging innovators of next-generation and disruptive technology solutions.