Skye UTM

  • IASbaba
  • February 15, 2023
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Context: Recently, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways unveiled Skye UTM, confirmed as the most cutting-edge unmanned traffic management system in the world.

About Skye UTM:

  • It is a Cloud-based aerial traffic management system.
  • It integrates unmanned air traffic with manned aviation airspace.
  • It is capable of handling 4,000 flights per hour.
    • In a day, it can handle 96,000 flights.
  • It will help drone operators with situational awareness, autonomous navigation, traffic management and risk assessment.
  • It will aid in real-time monitoring and speed up highway construction while keeping a check on fatal road accidents.
  • It will display real-time UAV movements and provide verified paths.
  • It captures over 255 parameters of UAV movements and stored them in its ‘Blackbox’.
    • Blackbox: small machine on an aircraft that records the details of each flight and is useful for finding out the cause of a plane crash
  • It will offer the first 3D view of drone airspace.

Source:  Business Standard

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following:

  1. Aarogya Setu
  2. COWIN
  3. DigiLocker

Which of the above are built on top of open-source digital platforms? (2022)

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.2) Consider the following communication technologies:

  1. Closed-circuit Television
  2. Radio Frequency Identification
  3. Wireless Local Area Network

Which of the above are considered of the Short-Range devices/technologies? (2022)

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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