OneSky Systems and Ansys are collaborating to progress autonomy in advanced air mobility (AAM) solutions. OneSky is providing its UTM services integrated with Ansys’ solutions to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-based software equipped with perception and decision-making software.

The companies say the collaboration enables AAM customers to train and validate neural networks (NN) with mission-driven simulation to significantly reduce the risk, time, and costs associated with physical testing required for airworthiness certification. The software accelerates and enhances the development, validation, and certification processes of autonomous AAM transport systems.

OneSky says it combines its operations simulation and flight planning methodologies with Ansys’ autonomy solution to strengthen the fidelity of its systems-level simulations. This integrated solution the company says provides aircraft developers and suppliers with end-to-end workflow solutions to help ensure unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are safe, efficient, compliant, and scalable from one vehicle to a full fleet. According to a press release “From the concept of operations (ConOps) to mission validation, the integrated Ansys and OneSky solutions allow customers to safely train, test, and validate critical UAS and AAM applications, building confidence around AI-based software and autonomy in embedded systems.”

“As digital transformation continues to disrupt traditional aviation technologies, the need to test and validate autonomous and AI-based systems becomes even more necessary,” said Walt Hearn, senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer excellence at Ansys. “Ansys’ simulation and digital engineering platforms, combined with OneSky’s airspace modelling, empower customers to model an entire system-of-systems inside a realistic and time-dynamic 3D simulation to gain a clear understanding of behavior and mission performance.”

Philip Butterworth-Hayes reporting from Paris Air Show 23.