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The Terrestrial Acoustic Sensor Array (TASA) is an acoustic phased array system that detects aircraft, classifies collision threats, and commands evasive maneuvers so that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can operate safely beyond visual line of site (BVLOS). TASA can detect aircraft even when line-of-sight is obscured by trees, buildings and terrain features. Combining patented microphone technology and advanced artificial intelligence, a single TASA node detects aircraft bearing, approximates range, and determines aircraft threat status over a full 360º field-of-regard. Utilizing a multi-node network, TASA can provide keep-out zones, advanced aircraft tracking, and allow for extended BVLOS, autonomous UAS missions.

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Each TASA node is an incorporated system, including environmental housing, low power edge processing, self-survey/self-orientation sensors and an LTE cellular network. At 15 Watts power consumption, TASA may be solar powered, minimizing the logistics required to install and maintain a network. Our nodes have accumulated more than 35,000 operational hours in real-world conditions across the continental United States.

The TASA system:
- Meets ASTM Detect and Avoid Performance Standards and has received FAA Part 107 waivers to operate BVLOS
- Has been awarded contracts from FAA to establish TASA networks at two FAA UAS test sites, Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS test site. To learn more about these awards click here.
- Was identified by the FAA UAS’ Pathfinder program as the first non-cooperative aircraft sensor that satisfied emerging requirements. To read the comments from this report in the FAA Pathfinder Focus Area 2, Phase 3 report, see page 7 (item 3) and page 38, last full paragraph at faapathfinderreport.com..

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SARA Inc and TASA was featured in the CIO Review. Click the magazine cover below to read more!

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