In another project milestone, on July 1 Robust Analytics completed the first stage of flight tests of its Dispatch Operations and Control for Autonomous Fleets (DOCAF). These first tests demonstrated the use of the DOCAF Fleet Command Center (FCC) software to control and monitor an autonomous vehicle, from departure to destination and return. A second […]
Robust Analytics continued its recent string of proposal successes when NASA selected us for developing a proof of concept for an urban microclimate weather system. When deployed, the weather station network would provide weather situational awareness throughout the route of flight over multiple and varied flight paths, with all the relevant weather information a pilot […]
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants patent to Robust Analytics for ADS-B blockchain security solution!
On February 4, 2020, the USPTO officially granted Patent Number 10,554,412 for “Method and network to implement decentralized validation and authentication mechanisms to prevent ADS-B cyber-attacks.” As described by the official summary, the patent describes a “method or network that addresses cybersecurity vulnerabilities in an ADS-B network by validating and authenticating ADS-B messages. Nodes of […]
Development of the prototype Flight and Airport-Airspace Monitor (FAAM) continues to progress rapidly. Robust Analytics expanded the scope of the airline decision system to 13 airports and deployed a new user interface. Users can configure display settings to select relevant airport, airline, and flights, as well as the map overlays to depict information such as […]
In May 2020, Robust Analytics completed the first round of operational tests of its Dispatch Operations and Control for Autonomous Fleets (DOCAF). Full demonstration testing of the DOCAF software on a drone fleet is on track for July 2020.
NASA Selects Robust Analytics for Two Research Contracts to Support Autonomy and Air Traffic Research
NASA issued two contracts to Robust Analytics to support continued research into autonomous flight and improved air traffic management. NASA selected Robust Analytics under the highly competitive 2019 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The projects will expand RA’s research in support of safe autonomous fleet operations and to improve efficiency and safety in today’s […]
NASA awarded two Phase II contracts to Robust Analytics under the 2018 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The projects expand RA’s portfolio of airspace and safety research, and will support new NASA initiatives for the safe operation of autonomous aircraft and in-time system-wide safety monitoring. The research projects start in August 2019 and continue […]
Pete Kostiuk, Robust Analytics President, was interviewed at the Aviation 2019 conference in Dallas, Texas on June 19, 2019. Interviewed by noted aviation expert Virginia Stouffer, Dr. Kostiuk described the ongoing Robust Analytics research projects for operating fleets of autonomous aircraft.
FLIGHT AND AIRPORT-AIRSPACE MONITOR (FAAM) Our Flight and Airport-Airspace Monitor (FAAM) will provide airline dispatchers and airline operations center managers a real-time tool to estimate the safety margin of a terminal airspace and flights operating in that airspace. Our concept divides the safety monitoring architecture into two components: an Airspace/Airport Monitoring component, and a Flight […]
Robust Analytics is looking for a data scientist to develop models to identify and predict disruptive situations that can affect airline operations. We are researching machine-learning based models that use data on weather, traffic patterns, airport and airspace constraints, and flight procedures to build probabilistic models. Useful backgrounds include familiarity with Python, Java, R, TensorFlow, […]