To date, the FAA's analysis of lost-link events has focused on the ability of the UAS, upon losing a connection, to perform preprogrammed maneuvers that include flying to safety without the control of an operator. Thus, while improving the operator experience is an important factor for Dronecode's success, lasting success in the UAS software industry will require systems to perform safely and reliably without an operator. These systems will truly be "unmanned."
With hundreds of thousands of lines of code already written, only time will tell whether Dronecode's operating system will be tailored to the operating parameters defined by the FAA and accepted in the UAS community.
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