NASA Increasing Use of Commercially Obtainable TerraPoiNT Community

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2022—PRNewswire NextNav (Nasdaq: NN), offers subsequent era GPS by its TerraPoiNT and Pinnacle networks. NextNav introduced that NASA will develop its use of NextNav TerraPoiNT, particularly by NASA’s Ames Analysis Middle in Silicon Valley to ship PNT companies for its city drone program. TerraPoiNT delivers correct, dependable, and resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) companies within the absence of GPS for important infrastructure and PNT-reliant next-generation applied sciences. Using NextNav’s commercially deployed TerraPoiNT community within the San Francisco Bay space, NASA Ames will seize in-flight horizontal and vertical location knowledge to validate drone flight security at its Mountain View, California, facility.

The settlement builds on an current collaboration between NextNav and NASA, during which NASA leverages the TerraPoiNT community to help its CERTAIN amenities at its Langley Analysis Middle in Hampton, Virginia. NextNav’s business grade TerraPoiNT community within the San Francisco Bay Space might be leveraged by NASA Ames to conduct checks on drone flights inside their City Air Mobility program.

Particularly, NASA will make the most of TerraPoiNT beacons to seize in-flight knowledge on drone navigation, detection, and collision avoidance, and help a stronger understanding of positioning, navigation, and timing in GPS-denied environments as NASA expands use of NextNav TerraPoiNT. Preliminary checks within the Bay Space will leverage TerraPoiNT’s current community within the area, which is able to permit for Past Visible Line of Sight (BVLOS) testing for drones working exterior the seen vary of a pilot.

“We’re excited to see NASA develop its footprint from the preliminary use of our TerraPoiNT community in Virginia to its Ames facility in Mountain View, California, leveraging our Bay Space deployment. This additional validates the applicability of our TerraPoiNT system for city drone markets, notably in GPS-denied environments.”

Ganesh Pattabiraman, CEO of NextNav

NextNav’s TerraPoiNT delivers exact geolocation companies the place satellite-based GPS indicators is probably not obtainable. By means of a community of terrestrial beacons, the system is ready to ship indicators 100,000 occasions stronger than satellite-based GPS, offering strong resilience and safety from disruptions. In an analysis carried out by the Division of Transportation, NextNav TerraPoiNT was discovered to be a high performing various PNT answer in delivering PNT efficiency throughout all relevant use case situations.

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