Gryphon Sensors is working in collaboration with the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center on a UAS Detection Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA), awarded on May 9, 2016 and to commence 24 months later. Gryphon Sensors will provide surveillance and detection capabilities in and around the FAA’s airport environment to identify non-cooperative Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
Gryphon Sensors will deploy its Skylight system in the spring of 2017 as an operational proof of concept, showcasing it’s capabilities as a drone security system in an airport environment. In cooperation with the FAA, Gryphon Sensors will demonstrate Skylight’s detection, identification and classification system in multiple scenarios in which normal airport operations are commencing. Radar and sensor data will be provided to the FAA from all testing and live scenarios for development of minimum performance requirements and lessons learned.