“UTM is just a step up from small UAS, just the scale happens differently. Instead of flying below 400 feet, now you’re flying and mixing with other UAS at higher altitudes. You’re also going to integrate with traditional aviation at higher altitude. So, it becomes more complex. There are more challenges, but the building blocks are the same.
This Week’s Key Question
What is Evolving in the Global UAS Traffic Management Sector?”
This Week’s Guest
Amit Ganjoo is CEO and Founder of Anra Technologies, an Award Winning Drone Operations company based in Washington DC. The company’s award winning Platform is called SmartSkies™ is used by multiple commercial and government entities for running and managing commercial drone operations. Amit is a serial entrepreneur and has over 20 years of aviation, telecom and wireless experience in both the federal and the commercial space. He is an engineer, a licensed pilot following a lifelong passion in aviation and he builds experimental aircrafts. Until December 2016, Amit acted as the co-chair for the FCC’s Technical Advisory Council for 5G and Internet of Things, which included ground and airborne autonomous vehicles. He was the Director of Engineering at and Principal Architect at Ericsson, providing telecom solutions to commercial customers and Federal Government, where he was the recipient of the Athena Award. He was also the Founder and CEO of a Mobile Marketing company from which he had a successful exit in 2009. Amit is an adjunct professor at the George Mason University and shares his passion for engineering by teaching in the School of Engineering and volunteers at a local Maker Space in the D.C. area.
What We Learn
Amit talks about Anra Technologies, its enterprise drone solutions, drone delivery, urban air mobility and the role the company plays in delivering unmanned traffic management systems to enterprise organizations.
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