Benefits and Applications of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM)
December 23, 2020 at 6:12 AM
by Unmanned Experts Inc.

The technological effort that is put to create an air traffic management system for UAS operations is known as unmanned traffic management. An unmanned traffic management system helps maintain efficient UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) operations. This technology plays an important role in increasing the civilian applications of UAS operations at lower altitudes. 

UAS has several applications. These include delivering goods and services in rural areas, utility management, surveillance for agriculture, etc. For the widespread adoption of drones being flown within the lower airspace and airspace that doesn’t restrain regular NAS operations, unmanned traffic management (UTM) system is necessary.

In this blog, we are going to discuss the benefits and applications of unmanned traffic management. We will also tell you a few important things about the UTM technology you need to know. So, let’s get started. 

Key Components of A UTM Future 

Here are the five key components of a UTM future:

  • Infrastructure to support UAS communications
  • Software
  • A regulatory framework
  • Stakeholder buy-in
  • A remote identification system

About The Technology

The UTM functions include airspace design in airspace where altitudes are determined based on the direction of flight, managing demand and capacity imbalance for crossing points, collision avoidance, the selection of an emergency landing site, etc.

Other uses of this technology include wind prediction, surveillance of vehicles, obstacle management, etc. 

Benefits of Unmanned Traffic Management

Here are the main benefits of an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system:

  • UTM or unmanned traffic management systems are useful where road conditions are not suitable for road transport.
  • This system supports different types of UAS, including small, micro, and medium.
  • It is a reliable option for communication and surveillance below 10,000 ft.
  • Using UTM is a cost-effective way to transport goods, especially in rural areas. Also, it allows one to deliver goods in a quick manner.
  • It is extremely useful in conflict avoidance, route planning, rerouting, congestion management, severe weather avoidance, etc. 
  • It supports UAS operations in both urban and remote regions.
  • It allows you to keep an eye on geographically geo-fenced areas.

Applications of UTM 

UTM or Unmanned traffic management systems have applications in several areas. These include law enforcement, disaster management, telecommunication, agriculture monitoring, oil and gas exploration, freight transport, weather monitoring, wildlife mapping, and more. 

Choosing A UTM Service Provider

Here are a few important things you need to keep in mind before you choose a UTM service provider:

  • Look for UTM service providers that have already handled various unmanned traffic management projects.
  • Choose a company that specializes in RDT&E services in unmanned technologies.
  • Check to see if they have a team of experienced professionals who know the actual needs of their customers.
  • Make sure they are able to handle all your needs. 

Bottom Line

So, this is what you need to know about unmanned traffic management (UTM). Consider doing your research before choosing a UTM service provider for your project. Don’t blindly choose the first one you find. You can go through other online sources to find more information about unmanned traffic management systems.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam in nisl maximus lorem ornare condimentum vitae sed sem. Donec neque magna, sagittis at lorem ut, placerat porta nibh. Cras fringilla malesuada tincidunt. Suspendisse sagittis metus vel augue facilisis, id sollicitudin est luctus. Nunc sollicitudin diam lectus, non fermentum felis imperdiet sit amet. Mauris consectetur viverra libero id aliquet. Nulla massa tellus, faucibus at dapibus id, hendrerit vel lacus. Suspendisse est erat, interdum eget tortor vel, vestibulum varius sem. Etiam venenatis imperdiet magna, nec congue lorem convallis non. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Vestibulum viverra dui sit amet eros fermentum, quis vehicula ex sagittis. Quisque hendrerit dignissim ex, a aliquam lacus rhoncus non. Praesent et posuere tortor. Nullam in arcu nec purus consectetur cursus. Quisque quis imperdiet risus. Quisque vel tempus lacus.

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