Altitude Angel, an unmanned traffic management tech provider, has announced a surveillance API. Through the API, integrators can share and receive flight data. The data comes from sensors and other devices in close to real-time so a genuine picture of covered airspace is seen.
“By offering our surveillance API to developers and manufacturers, we’re taking another significant step towards providing a single-point-source-of-truth which is needed to realize routine, automated drone flights," Richard Parker, Altitude Angel CEO and founder, commented. "By using this API, implementors can benefit from the tremendous ‘fusion’ capability in the system and will receive enhanced position data back. Data can then be routed into other functions offered by the GuardianUTM cloud platform, including tactical conflict resolution and Airspace Alerts.”
The company expects the API to be used by commercial drone manufacturers, flight app developers, and drone fleet operators. These users will push position reports to Altitude Angel for distribution through the API. When the Altitude Angel data is supplemented with other data in the network, a holistic view of the sky arises.
Position reports are only available from users that have registered and been authenticated with the API. The data collection infrastructure is intended for use by drone detection sensors, ATM sensors (e.g. radar), and software developers that can connect observed vehicles. To learn more, visit the developer portal.