The Flight Corp has announced a teaming arrangement with Unity, which builds and operates interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) environments, to create digital airspace twins to help air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airspace stakeholders simulate new operational environments, such as urban air mobility (UAM) eco-systems.
According to Flight Corp, the implementation of a digital twin typically involves replicating the constituent parts of a complex system in a virtual environment. The value of digital twins for organizations ranges from improving productivity and performance to enhancing business outcomes; fundamentally, a digital twin provides an organization with a cohesive platform to interact with and manage with complexity.
“Digital airspace twins allow ANSPs, regulators, new UAS operators as well as traditional aviation stakeholders to collaborate and innovate in real-time; enhancing strategic airspace management, safety and operational performance,” said Flight Corp CTO Alex Sauriol in a Linkedin post. “This new generation of aviation, autonomy and mobility is an opportunity to think about old problems in new ways. And unless 640k means something to you, it’s hard to convey what a trillion-fold increase in compute power feels like as a programmer.”
As well as Unity, Flight Corp partners include Thales, Micronav, Solace, Autonomy Institute, ASSURE, Skyports, DronePrep, Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium and UND.
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