It has been a very busy and productive few months at Primal Space Systems.
We have been able to develop an early prototype GPEG encoder which is showing some real promise in testing.
As you may recall, this year, I had a productive meeting with US Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA), who also happens to be a military helicopter pilot. This meeting helped lead to the introduction of an amendment 11 to H.R. 4441 (the AIR Act) calling for a low altitude unmanned traffic management system.
Last week, I again met with Congressman/General Scott Perry as well as Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Bill Shuster. Both agree that the proposed system is very promising and immediately set about facilitating meetings with the FAA, which I anticipate will occur in the next few weeks. General Joulwan participated in these meetings, in addition to General Ted Nicholas (Ret.) US Army Intelligence who has been working with us in Raleigh.
We discussed how our proposed control system could also be used to potentially enable swarms of package delivery, fire and rescue, and law enforcement drones to rapidly respond in a highly coordinated way, to public safety threats such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
These congressional leaders have recommended meetings with the FAA and DHS.
Also last week, I briefed high-ranking military leaders at the Pentagon on two consecutive days. There was strong agreement that DHS/FAA should consider supporting development of the proposed system for domestic use, while the DoD could examine other use cases.
Next week I will be meeting with DHS. DHS was asked by Congressional leaders to work with Primal Space to examine development of the GPEG-NAV system as an approach to enhance FAA and DHS ability to monitor and control the low altitude airspace.
We have produced a civilian navigation use case video which you can access for your personal use.
A second video for defense tactical applications was also produced but cannot be distributed.
The entertainment video was updated slightly (showing brief sequence of GPEG encoder output) and is available at: