ParaZero Israel Ltd (ASX: PRZ), a drone safety systems company, has announced it has welcomed the publication of the new standard for sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) parachutes, the company said.
This is a significant step forward for the commercial drone industry.
The new ASTM standard, also known as F3322, defines the requirements for the design, manufacturing and testing of sUAS parachute systems. ParaZero was a member of the standard development working group along with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), MITRE and other prominent industry players.
The standard requires an autonomous triggering system to detect failures and deploy the parachute without relying on the RPIC (remote-pilot-in-command) as well as a flight termination system to stop the motors from spinning. To meet the standard, parachute systems will need to pass a series of aerial deployments (45 deployments for multi-rotors) through which they need to prove the effectiveness of the system in the sUAS´s full flight envelope and in various failure scenarios.
ParaZero was founded in 2014 to accomplish a vision to enable the drone industry to realise its greatest potential. ParaZero offers a smart and intuitive solution to enable drone industry growth by designing, developing and providing best-in-class autonomous safety systems for commercial drones.