MicroPilot receives $2 million donation for UAV flight project

June 11, 2018  - By

MicroPilot received a $2 million contribution toward its $5 million project to develop systems and processes that will allow certification to DO-178C airworthiness standards. In other words, MicroPilot aims to demonstrate a level of software reliability that will allow regulators to permit UAVs to operate over cities and towns.

MicroPilot is leading the Hi-Rise research consortium, a group of companies from different nations that is working to help achieve this goal.

“This is such a large project because the software and certification process for DO-178C compliance is complex and difficult,” said Howard Loewen, president of MicroPilot. “MicroPilot and the Hi-Rise consortium are always looking for new and innovative ways to assure regulators that the software is reliable.”

According to MicroPilot, it will use this contribution to further its goals to improve the regulatory and software certification framework for UAVs.

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