Welcome to SkySensus
We’re a collaboration of multiple companies implementing Project SkySensus, a research and development and commercialization project intended to advance the routine use of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS). BVLOS is a critical component of the unmanned commercial and defence applications of UAS technology. Project SkySensus will advance the development and application of RPAS technology. SkySensus will continue to put Alberta on the map as a Canadian if not global leader in unmanned aerial systems.
Meet the Companies
Detect and Avoid Technology
A military-grade unmanned aviation services company based in Calgary, Alberta. With flight safety as our first priority, we provide UAV solutions for a range of applications. We provide low-cost surveillance, monitoring, training, and reporting for commodity-based operations, utilities, military and real estate through UAVs. In 2018, CUAVS became the first company in Canadian history to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) as part of Transport Canada’s BVLOS Task Force trials
Big Data Analytics And Automation
A Canadian UAS Service provider with a strong focus on complex operations, geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. AERIUM Analytics provides a variety of stand-alone or package UAS services, including flight services, wildlife management services, data processing and analysis, and enhanced data visualization. With a strong focus on safety and regulatory compliance, AERIUM Analytics uses innovative technology to deliver unique and effective solutions
Regulatory compliance test and Evaluation
The Foremost UAS Test Range includes 700 square nautical miles of Class F Restricted airspace up to 18,000 feet ASL for UAS BVLOS Research & Development and Test & Evaluation. With over 300 VFR days per year, long sight lines, and an abundance of surface features, the airspace is well suited to BVLOS operations for large and small UAS including small multi-rotor aircraft as well as development of payloads, communications, and detect & avoid technologies
Airworthiness and Training
Peraton Canada Corp. is a leading provider of In-Service Support/Integrated Logistic Support to the Canadian Armed Forces and is Canada’s only prime contractor for avionics systems and automated test equipment support of a fighter platform. A Veritas Capital Fund Management portfolio company, Peraton’s corporate headquarters are in Herndon, VA and regional headquarters in Calgary, AB. The company employs approximately 3,500 personnel responsible for annual revenues of US$1.1 B. with an estimated 100 personnel in Canada, most of those employees are in Calgary
We are excited to be part of the SkySensus Project and are looking forward to working together in partnership with CUAVs, UxS Foremost UAS Test Range, and Peraton. Projects like these are of huge importance, building out capabilities for the future and setting Canada apart from other countries in the drone industry.
Project SkySensus will catalyze and increase the scope of Canadian UAVs’s vision of being an airline grade unmanned systems service provider for commercial and military applications. We are extremely excited to work with our partners in delivering future focussed and fundamental capabilities for Canada’s unmanned industry. The depth of subject matter expertise and secured long-term funding in the project is a powerful combination that will deliver substantiated value by institutionally increasing safety and technical capability.
The Foremost UAS Test Range and UxS are delighted to be partnered with Peraton, Aerium, and Canadian UAVS in Project SkySensus. The R&D we are undertaking addresses many of the significant technical challenges that will advance safe BVLOS for Canada and Canadian companies.
The project demonstrates our commitment to the three SMBs and to the development of Aerospace and Defence and the UAS industry in Canada. As part of our ITB obligations, SkySensus will stimulate jobs and innovation and could transition to an ecosystem that draws additional SMBs, and academic and research institutions with aligned interests and skills.
The SkySensus project puts Alberta on the map as a leading jurisdiction for remotely piloted aircraft systems research, development and testing. This is an exciting milestone for Alberta that also demonstrates to the world that our growing and dynamic aerospace and defence sector is primed for investment and is open for business.
Calgary is a leader in unmanned technology development in Canada. We are proud to support our local businesses in a new and growing industry that will lead to an increase in jobs and is promising to be an important economical driver of the future. The Skysensus Project is an incredible opportunity in an exciting field that will allow The City of Calgary and Alberta to showcase all we have to offer as a hub for technological advancements.
There is a lot of significant innovation emerging from Calgary in the area of drones and autonomous vehicles. Today’s SkySensus announcement further highlights this fast-growing sector and it is safe to say that we are a major hub for unmanned systems in Canada. Applied technology like this is truly our strength, and Calgary is the best region for innovation.
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