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SkyVision
Ohio’s Ground Based Detect and Avoid System

 

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SkyVision airspace provide our teammates a variety of diverse, variable-altitude, over-land interactions to increase knowledge and confidence in UAS operations. The intent is to provide users a path to test operations based on performance-based standards to support advanced missions such as: night, over humans, and/or “beyond visual line of sight” (BVLOS).The airspaces integrate advanced technologies, personnel, and processes following a linked maturity-complexity and risk model that ties data and demonstrated performance to the minimum operational performance requirements and operating environment for emerging operations. The three independent FAA radar sites allow for entities who wish to fly at Springfield an additional risk mitigation by utilizing an air traffic management system to test and train on new UAS platforms in the NAS with the potential to operate Beyond Visible Line of Sight (BVLOS).

 

 Requirements

 
To utilize Skyvision your mission must operate at or above 1,000 AGL, equipped with a Piccolo Autopilot or a Mode-S Transponder. If you are not Mode-S equipped but can support the use of a transponder the UAS Center will provide a Ping 200S to accomodate your mission while operating within the Remote Operating Area.
 

 Ping 200S

 
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 Contact Ohio UAS Center

 
For further information and general questions please email SkyVision@dot.ohio.gov or call Richard Fox, Ohio UASC Airspace Manager at (937) 497-6740​
 

  Method of Access to use SkyVision services

 

 

 

General - An entity seeking to use SkyVision services to assist with the deconfliction of aircraft, at or above 1000 AGL, in the defined SkyVision area begins by contacting the UASC. The appropriate method(s) of accessing the NAS are identified and any approvals from the FAA are acquired. Coordination by the UASC, the entity and the Springfield-Beckley Airport will then be completed to operate in the SkyVision area.

 

 

Option 1 (Long Term R&D) – The entity contacting the UASC is seeking to perform R&D and does not have the appropriate approval for NAS access. The UASC has a set of pre-qualified vendors that the entity could choose from for services for FAA review (333/2210/347 or 107 waiver). Once the documents are developed and approved by the FAA, the entity can access the NAS using SkyVision services.

 

Option 2 (Short Term Access) - The entity contacting the UASC seeking to operate using SkyVision does not have the appropriate approval to access the NAS.  AFRL wants to examine the “state-of-the-art” purpose of the entity’s access. The entity enters into a MOA with the UASC to use the UASC CRADA and the entity coordinates with AFRL to access the NAS with AFRL’s COA. With AFRL’s approval, the entity can access SkyVision services.

 

Option 3 (Long Term R&D Established Program) - The entity contacting the UASC wishes to operate using SkyVision and the entity has the appropriate documents for NAS access. With the approved documents from the FAA, the entity can access the NAS using SkyVision services.

 
Skyvision Location
    
 
    
 

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