The Spexigon system is designed to work within the current civilian aviation regulations and best practices that all airspace users must follow.
There are three main areas where Spexigon has made deliberate design decisions to ensure safe operations include:
- 1.Airspace: The Spexigon airspace system has been designed to work within the widely available civilian aviation airspace charts and systems such as VTA's and VNC.Spexigons will not exist:
- Near take-off and landing areas of airports/aerodromes
- Over CYR airspaces such as prisons and military installations
- Over environmentally sensitive areas such as protected parks and wildlife reserves
- 2.Regulations: Many countries worldwide have adopted drone regulations that drone pilots must follow to operate lawfully and safely. Some of the widely adopted guidelines that Spexigon has included are:
- Drones will never fly above 400ft AGL while capturing Spexigons. In fact, operations will be standardized at 300ft AGL as this height produces the ideal image resolution.
- The Spexigon airspace system has been designed to be flown within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) flight rules. Spexigons are a certain size to promote Visual flight.
- 3.Training: The Spexigon platform will have high-quality online training resources for pilots of any experience level to gain a base level of knowledge and best practices.
Spexigons have been designed to be flown within visual line of sight (VLOS). At all times, pilots are meant to act as the primary Detect and Avoid (DAA) function. This ensures pilots can make an emergency descent or maneuver in the unlikely event a piloted aircraft enters their vicinity.
If and when Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operating guidelines and regulations come into effect, the Spexigon platform may adjust its operating parameters to allow for larger-scale data capture per operator.