Involi and MatrixSpace team up on airspace surveillance technology

Small radar will detect cooperative and non-cooperative air traffic
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Air traffic surveillance company Involi radar company MatrixSpace are partnering to offer a single platform for cooperative and non-cooperative airspace surveillance.

Switzerland-based Involi offers technology for detecting cooperative air traffic for aircraft surveillance data, while USA-based MatrixSpace has developed miniaturized radar situational to detect both airborne and ground-based objects, regardless of lighting and weather conditions,

By combining the two technologies, the companies hope to offer a single platform that provides simple and cost-effective traffic awareness “previously unattainable in the industry”, the two companies said.

MatrixSpace’s Radar has a low size, weight, power and cost requirement the company said, requires no additional infrastructure and is deployable in minutes without specialist training. The technology can detect drones and provide counter unmanned aircraft system capabilities, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight for uncrewed, autonomous and tethered aircraft, and overall general aviation safety.

The companies see the integrated solution as suitable for use in diverse applications including BVLOS drone operations and the surveillance of sensitive sites such as prisons and energy infrastructure. It will provide the ability to detect both cooperative and non-cooperative air traffic in one deployment, enhancing safety and security.

Manu Lubrano, CEO of Involi said, "This collaboration between Involi and MatrixSpace represents a significant advancement in air traffic surveillance technology. By merging our respective strengths, we are empowering our customers with comprehensive and seamless air traffic awareness, ultimately enhancing safety and efficiency in various operational contexts."

Lori DeMatteis, chief revenue officer of MatrixSpace said, "Our partnership with Involi enables us to offer a holistic solution that meets the evolving needs of the aviation industry. Together, we are revolutionizing air traffic surveillance by providing a unified platform for detecting both cooperative and non-cooperative air traffic."