Cybernet Systems Corporation has completed a contract to support the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in their requirement to increase the safety of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States airspace. The FAA has made new rules that restrict small consumer and commercial UAS from operating beyond line of sight and over 500 feet in altitude, but present day UAS controllers do not enforce these rules in hardware, and manual pilots cannot assure compliance with present day small UAS controls. Furthermore, while many UAS have GPS awareness, they have virtually no awareness of potential collision events.
For this effort, Cybernet has developed and demonstrated a collision safe and FAA rules enforcing UAS controller technology. "Small outdoor UAVs for surveillance, small payload transport, and other applications are readily available in the commercial market and are remaking the lower altitude airspace. These units navigate through direct teleoperation within line of sight of the operator and controller, and some units also include GPS navigation so that they can accurately station-keep or move to a predetermined location and altitude. The missing technology for this kind of autonomous operation is obstacle detection and avoidance, integrated with controls in a low size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) form factor," said Charles J. Cohen, Cybernet's Chief Technology Officer.
Cybernet Systems Corporation will be exhibiting at the Navy's 2017 Forum for SBIR/STTR Transision (FST) conference on April 3-5, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. This forum connects Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funded technologies with warfighters, government acquisition programs and personnel, large commercial primes, system integrators, and other potential partners and collaborators.
Cybernet will be exhibiting its Interactive Instructor for Shipboard Technicians, a Phase II SBIR program under NAVSEA. The Interactive Instructor is an intelligent information repository software tool for shipboard technicians, which automates complex troubleshooting of maintenance and operations of naval electronics. The Interactive Instructor provides technical support, expert knowledge, and predictive analysis to maintainers. Cybernet Systems Corporation is an Ann Arbor based research and development company focused on creating and commercializing innovative, high quality, leading-edge solutions in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics, Computer Vision Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Automation. The Interactive Instructor improves system up time, and reduces maintenance expense and time by eliminating the "trial and error" replacement of parts, many of which are good. Initial platforms targeted for technology transition include the AEGIS Combat System.
"The benefits to the Navy are the reduction of maintenance time from fault to problem diagnosis and resolution, reduction of the access time for maintenance produces, and the reduction of the number of Distance Support requests," said, Charles J. Cohen, Chief Technology Officer of Cybernet. "We have a strong desire to partner with developers of shipboard systems that require expert maintenance and look forward to meeting military and corporate representatives at this exciting forum."
Ann Arbor, Michigan – Heidi N. Jacobus Chairman of Cybernet Systems Corporation has passed away after a nine month struggle with brain cancer. She will be remembered for commitment to her family, Cybernet and its staff, the defense of our nation, and the SBIR small business community. She will be missed.
Dr. Charles Jacobus, her life and business partner, has been elevated to Chairman and CEO of Cybernet.
CONTACT: Margret Press (info 'at' cybernet.com) 734-668-2567.
About Cybernet Systems
Cybernet Systems Corporation is a leading American research and development company that engineers technological solutions to critical defense and cybersecurity challenges. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cybernet ingenuity can be found in millions of home gaming systems, supporting American troops at installations around the world, providing critical support for sensitive computer systems, and pioneering work applying driverless vehicle technology to industrial problems. For more information, please visit www.cybernet.com, atacs.cybernet.com, and cybersecurity.cybernet.com.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Cybernet Systems Corporation, a leading defense, engineering, and research and development company, today announced the promotion of Andrew Maxon to Vice President of Cybersecurity and Training Systems. Cybernet, with its market leadership in the Cybersecurity Training and Simulation industry, makes this announcement knowing that Mr. Maxon will achieve the direction and growth the corporation seeks.
The promotion of Mr. Andrew Maxon, to Vice President, brings the knowledge and expertise that is key to the growth of the Cybernet’s Cybersecurity footprint. Mr. Maxon, who already has been responsible for all of Cybernet's Cybersecurity efforts, will continue to look to Cybersecurity and Training systems strategic needs and partnerships for the corporation. “Mr. Maxon has been essential in ensuring the successful execution of all Cybersecurity efforts,” said Dr. Charles Cohen, Cybernet’s Chief Technology officer. “As Vice President, Mr. Maxon and his team reinforces Cybernet's focus on development of meaningful Cybersecurity services and technology that will benefit both the Department of Defense and commercial industry.” Mr. Maxon brings 15 years of IT, Cybersecurity, and business development experience to the position.
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About Cybernet Systems
Cybernet Systems Corporation is a leading American research and development company that engineers technological solutions to critical defense and cybersecurity challenges. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with an additional office in Orlando, Florida, Cybernet ingenuity can be found in millions of home gaming systems, supporting American troops at installations around the world, providing critical support for sensitive computer systems, and pioneering work applying driverless vehicle technology to industrial problems. For more information, please visit www.cybernet.com, atacs.cybernet.com, and cybersecurity.cybernet.com.