Protected Airspace Management

Designed with deep integration to existing aviation systems, including airport Electronic Flight Strip solutions, PAMS is the solution you need to safely integrate drones into your airspace, now - and well into the future.

PAMS sets the bar for global geospatial flight permissions management for drones operating in controlled and uncontrolled airspace

Imagine the ability to easily ‘carve up’ airspace in a detailed, granular way that enables management of these regions to be devolved to those who operate it. Then, give those people the ability to define three-dimensional volumes of airspace with rules that will automatically approve or reject a drone flight, or hold it for manual review through an approval workflow. All the while, supporting in-app communication 1:1 with the drone pilot.

PAMS permits authorities to establish “Drone Control Zones”, or, DCZs. These are virtual regions of airspace which can then be securely delegated to a separate body to manage, or if you require, managed centrally. These virtual ‘containers’ are then capable of intricate subdivision – establishing bespoke, custom regions or using existing controlled airspace volumes as templates.

Using our Airspace and Rules Designer (a graphical tool by Altitude Angel and included as part of PAMS), administrators of a DCZ can easily establish automatic rules for flight permissions processing and optionally include multiple parties (including offline parties) in the workflow for acquiring permission.

The system is extensible such that it can also request payment from a pilot if such a requirement becomes necessary, or where the approving facility has ‘service tiers’ which govern how quickly a manually-reviewable request is handled.

Altitude Angel’s Realtime Air Situation Display gives a secure, instantaneous view of national airspace which can optionally be connected to include RADAR + ADS-B.

By default, this provides authorised stakeholders with a consolidated airspace picture that includes planned drone flights and manned aviation . This airspace view can also include real-time drone telemetry (where available through ADS-B, GPS over LTE and if required using an open-source standard for manufacturers to input real-time telemetry from their vehicles into the system).

Additionally, for non-cooperative traffic, the single Air Situation Display can ingest information from a variety of passive/active sensors, such as RADAR or EO/IR sensors, highlighting potential risks for the authority to take action against.