Aurora Flight Sciences & Socionext Jointly Develop Radar-Enabled Collision Protection Solution for Drones

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, developing highly autonomous aircrafts, has partnered radar sensor technology expert, Socionext Inc to provide a radar-enabled collision protection system for consumer drones.

The Radar Flight Control Module (RFCM) consists of a single-chip 24 GHz radar with range measurement software. The radar responds acutely to its surroundings and can detect multiple objects, objects in open spaces, target distance and speed, and more. It provides distance, warning and braking signals to the flight controller through a simple interface, allowing for integration on a wide range of drone products. When installed, the RFCM acts to prevent head-on collisions with everyday obstacles in the drone's path.

The RFCM is available in small, lightweight and low-power packages designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of small drones. It will be available for sale through Socionext