Indemnis Sets the Bar
On December 22, 2018 Indemnis successfully passed the ASTM F3322-18 standard testing matrix. The technical standard is designed to enable safe flight operations over people on small unmanned aerial vehicles while using a parachute as a risk mitigation device. The Nexus has been validated against the requirements of the standard and is the first and only parachute recovery system in the world to become certified and compliant in meeting the requirements of the standard.
The testing was conducted in controlled airspace at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY. The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) oversaw at the testing and instigated each failure in a concealed fashion, to avoid any potential anticipation of the test.
The standard specification contains a series of 45 functionality tests across 5 different failure scenarios, that are designed to validate proper parachute system deployment and canopy inflation within the full flight envelope of the aircraft.