Ottawa, ON, March 25, 2022 – Romaeris Corporation is pleased to announce the conclusion of successful tests of the company’s new telemetry system and online Operations Site to be used in the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The tests were conducted in conjunction with ENCQOR 5G, an open platform where SMEs can develop and test ideas and technologies in the field of 5G disruptive technologies.
Romaeris has developed an internet-based Operations Site for monitoring and control of its UAVs for beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) flight operations. The Operations Site works in conjunction with Romaeris’ new on-board telemetry system that extracts aircraft data from a wide range of sensors and transmits these data to ground personnel who can be located anywhere. The system also allows commands to be sent back to the aircraft throughout the duration of its flight.
During the program, Romaeris used both 4G and 5G networks to transmit aircraft control and telemetry data. Following lab work at the ENCQOR testbed in Ottawa, the company conducted a flight test during which the entire UAV electronics system was housed in a conventional aircraft. The flight took place near Kingston, Ontario and was monitored from both Ottawa and Cornwall in real time. During a flight of 55 Km at altitudes of over 3,000 feet, the aircraft passed seven cell towers of two different providers and transmitted 40,000 messages with no missed data packets, switched seamlessly between cellular and satellite transmission modes, and achieved latencies of less than 100 milliseconds through the cellular network.
“This new technology opens the door to future commercial possibilities such using the cellular network to control and monitor large unmanned aircraft at distant locations, stream the data involved in remote sensing, or deploy large scale ‘cell on wings’ networks,” said Anthony Pizarro, President of Romaeris Corporation.
“Businesses like Romaeris are paving the way to Canada’s 5G future, with the support of private industry and various levels of governments. This project as an example of innovation that will help to drive Canada’s adoption of 5G,” says Claudia Krywiak, President and CEO of the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), who is the coordinating member of ENCQOR 5G for Ontario.
Launched in March 2018, ENCQOR 5G is a program funded by the Government of Canada through the Strategic Innovation Fund, the Governments of Ontario and Quebec as well as leading industry players IBM, Ericsson, Thales, Ciena, and CGI. It currently has testbeds in Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, and Kitchener-Waterloo.
About Romaeris Corporation
Romaeris Corp. is an unmanned aircraft technology company focused on the development of autonomous, low-cost, multirole drones to serve a diverse range of industries. The company is partly First Nations owned and has two locations in Canada, including a Transport Canada registered aerodrome.
For more information on Romaeris, please visit www.romaeris.com
About the Ontario Centre of Innovation
The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), maximizes the commercial impact of research developed in Ontario’s colleges, universities, and research hospitals, and accelerates the commercialization of Made-in-Ontario technologies. A pan-provincial collaboration platform, with a broad and deep network across industry, academia and government, OCI initiates unparalleled partnership opportunities, develops and manages successful industry-academic collaborations, supports high-potential SMEs in commercializing ground-breaking research, and provides hands-on training and skills development opportunities for the next generation of highly-skilled talent.
For more information on OCI, please visit https://www.oc-innovation.ca/ or follow us on social media: @OCInnovation
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