Gryphon Sensors develops mobile UTM system called Mobile Skylight



Central New York-based Gryphon Sensors has developed a mobile Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system called Mobile Skylight.

Among its many capabilities, the Mobile Skylight system, which is equipped with a variety of self-contained multispectral sensors, provides “accurate three dimensional detection of low-flying, small UAS at a distance of out to 10 kilometers.”

Mobile Skylight is contained in a “sleek, rugged van,” and is described as a “complete mobile command center” that features 4x4 off-road capability, and can be transported anywhere without a commercial driver's license.

The system is designed for quick deployment for a number of different tasks, including search and rescue operations, special event security, and utility inspection, to name a few.

“We are excited to introduce Mobile Skylight, the nation's first operational mobile UAS Traffic Management and drone security system,” says Anthony Albanese, President, Gryphon Sensors.

“The system provides unmatched versatility and air surveillance capability enabling Beyond Visual Line of Sight commercial and security UAS operations in the State's unique UAS flight corridor.”

Mobile Skylight is a central component of “Central NY Rising,” which is the region's “comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development.”

As a part of “Central NY Rising,” New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $5 million commitment, through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, to support Central New York’s UAS industry. This announcement was made last August.

A few months later, at a UTM convention in Syracuse, Gov. Cuomo announced an additional $30 million investment that will be used to develop a 50-mile flight traffic management system between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport in Rome.

For Gov. Cuomo, investing in this technology ensures that the state continues to be a major player in the UAS industry.

“By investing in the state-of-the-art technologies of tomorrow, we ensure that New York remains at the forefront of innovation and high-tech industry across the country,” Cuomo says.  

He adds, “with this new development, this region further secures its role as a national leader in drone technology, helping to spur job creation and economic activity - helping Central New York continue to rise for generations to come.”