ResilienX & TruWeather Partner to Advance Urban Micro Weather Service for UTM and AAM

August 27, 2021

Phase II NASA Small Business Contract Will Demonstrate Weather Services for Scalable Air Operations in Urban Environments

ResilienX is pleased to extend its partnership with TruWeather Solutions under a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to further develop the Weather Sensor Data Monitoring (WSDM) Service. ResilienX and TruWeather will be creating a suite of innovative services to increase the usability of urban weather data.

ResilienX, creators of the In-Time System-wide Safety Assurance platform, FRAIHMWORK®, created WSDM as an add on service to detect when weather sources are not providing valid data. “Weather is a crucial component of our everyday lives, but reliable weather data for low-altitude urban environments is vital for the future of smart mobility,” said ResilienX CEO, Ryan Pleskach. “Autonomous ecosystems such as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) will need to use the output of weather sensors combined with sophisticated urban weather models to predict winds at a street-by-street level.”

Co-Founder and CTO, Andrew Carter, added, “If weather sensors are not working correctly, and putting bad data into the system, it can throw off the weather model, and bad weather predictions can lead to unsafe operations. We are aiming to assure quality in this environment by monitoring the sensors and data contributing to the urban weather models.”

TruWeather is seeking to reduce wind uncertainty in the airspace to increase vehicle utilization rates. By identifying the smoothest air available, UAS can be scheduled and routed to the best flight windows. “My 24 years of military experience forecasting weather in data-denied areas tell me that to scale the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry, we need a vastly improved operational wind picture,” said Don Berchoff, TruWeather CEO, and former Director for the National Weather Service office of Science and Technology.

The objective of the 18-month project is to demonstrate that an adaptive, affordable sensor network paired with data quality assurance can address the shortfalls of current technology to provide the required operational weather picture. “TruWeather and ResilienX recognize that this new capability must serve the UTM and AAM ecosystems and operators in the most cost-effective manner possible,” added Berchoff.  

ResilienX is a software company developing safety assurance solutions for autonomous ecosystems. Founded in 2018 in Syracuse, NY, they are focused on ensuring the safe integration of UAS into existing airspace and transforming mobility around the world with their FRAIHMWORK software platform. Contact Ryan Pleskach,

TruWeather Solutions, Inc provides weather intelligence for manned and unmanned air vehicle operations, with weather industry leading expertise in drone and electric vertical takeoff and landing operations. A veteran-owned business, TruWeather’s flagship product, TruFlite V360°, provides an immersive weather experience via Application Programming Interfaces or web portals to deliver customized translation of real-time and predictive weather data into discrete workflow decision insights to sharpen resource scheduling, planning, and mission execution. This results in safer, more productive operations and business success. Contact Lisa Tinnesz,

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