Gryphon Sensors Introduces Industry’s First Operational Mobile UTM System



Mobile Skylight™ enables secure on-demand drone use cases, where and when you need them, with BVLOS UAS traffic management.

Gryphon Sensors LLC, a world leader in intelligent drone detection and innovative multispectral solutions, will introduce Mobile Skylight™ at AUVSI Xponential 2017, May 8-11 in Dallas, Texas. Mobile Skylight is the industry’s first operational mobile Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system and sets a new standard in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) traffic management and drone security systems.

“We are excited to introduce Mobile Skylight and its unmatched versatility and air surveillance capability to our customers,” said Anthony Albanese, president, Gryphon Sensors. “It is designed for rapid deployment and enables a wide range of security and UTM applications.”

Drone security applications:

· Airport security

· Critical infrastructure protection

· VIP security

· Embassy protection

· Border security

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) UTM applications:

· First responders (EMS, fire and police)

· Precision agriculture

· Delivery

· Utility and infrastructure inspection

· Media and entertainment

· Mapping and surveying

· Construction and mining


Mobile Skylight combines multiple technologies, including an array of self-contained sensors, to serve as a complete mobile command center. The system is provided in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van with four-wheel drive and off-road capabilities. It also integrates with third-party sensor inputs, and automatically records essential data for post-mission analysis and playback.


Using a dual-band mesh network, Mobile Skylight is capable of forward deploying a multispectral suite of sensors. Its integrated radar had been specifically designed for the accurate 3-D detection of low-flying, small UAS and general aviation at ranges out to 10 kilometers and 27 kilometers, respectively. The system has built-in target tracking and classification to help quickly identify cooperative and non-cooperative targets. It also tracks multiple, simultaneous targets, providing a comprehensive picture of the airspace.


Gryphon Sensors developed Mobile Skylight as part of Project UAS Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE). U-SAFE is an industry-leading, five-year UAS Integration initiative supported by the State of New York as part of Central New York’s “CNY Rising” plan. U-SAFE is forwarding the NASA-originated concepts of UTM and National UAS Standardized Testing and Rating (NUSTAR) to help safely integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS).


Mobile Skylight builds on lessons learned from participation in NASA’s UTM Technical Capability Levels (TCLs) 1 and 2 demonstration events. The mobile UTM capability will continue to evolve based on NASA research completed during TCLs 3 and 4.

Gryphon Sensors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SRC Inc., a not-for-profit research and development corporation chartered by New York state. For more information, visit www.gryphonsensors.com or see the Gryphon Sensors team at booth #2930 at AUVSI Xponential 2017.


Agencies interested in becoming an early Mobile Skylight user, please contact Craig Marcinkowski at Gryphon sensors, cmarcinkowski@gryphonsensors.com. To learn more about Project U-SAFE and the growth of the UAS industry in New York state at AUVSI Xponential, visit the New York State Pavilion at booth #621.


About Gryphon Sensors: Gryphon Sensors develops sensor systems that detect, track and identify small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Leveraging six decades of proven expertise in radar and electronic surveillance sensor research and development from parent company SRC Inc., Gryphon Sensors provides innovative multi-spectrum solutions in the drone security and UAS integration markets. The company is a key contributor in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) BSNF Pathfinder, FAA Drone Detection Pathfinder, Project UAS Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE) and NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program. For more information, visit www.gryphonsensors.com.

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