Accuver verifies Airspace communication quality for UAM in Incheon, South Korea
Accuver verifies Airspace communication quality for UAM in Incheon, South Korea using its new XCAL-Air network optimization solution with drone.
Korea - October 11, 2023 - Accuver announced that it has developed an
integrated solution to measure and analyze airspace communication quality in
preparation for the urban air mobility (UAM) business.
LG Uplus, a mobile network operator in Korea, recently validated airspace communication quality
in the Incheon area with XCAL-Air.
As the UAM
industry is becoming more active, the need for airspace communication quality
measurement is increasing. This is because UAMs will use not only ground
networks but also non-terrestrial networks, including the air. In addition,
unlike on the ground, airspace quality measurement requires unmanned aerial
vehicles, such as drones, because it must be done from the air. This leads to various constraints, such as
weather and measurement time.
Based on the
improvement needs identified through airspace measurement, Accuver developed
a dedicated device for airspace measurement and a specialized airspace analysis solution, XCAL-Air.
Accuver's ultra-lightweight, power-saving wireless quality measurement equipment can be
used to measure not only with commercial smartphones but also to arrange
wireless quality to match three-dimensional location information. This allows users to find out
the shadowing areas in the air and assist in the design and construction of
The airspace measurement solution supports a variety of measurement devices, such as smartphones and wireless measurement equipment, enabling multiple types of analysis. It also supports waterproof and dustproof features to minimize the impact of weather conditions on the accuracy and stability of network optimization. In addition, the solution is designed to be easily and quickly installed on a variety of commercial drones.
The airspace analysis solution includes a 3D measurement monitoring function that visualizes the measurement results in real-time with maps and graphs, as well as an automatic analysis report function.
In addition, the solution is designed to
allow altitude-specific analysis for multiple altitudes of 300 to 600 meters,
the operating altitude of UAMs in South Korea. It also allows the quality of multiple
altitudes to be analyzed on a single map.
Accuver expects that the new solution will enable accurate and stable airspace quality
measurement through dedicated hardware for airspace measurement. The company also
expects that the real-time 3D monitoring function will help to shorten
measurement time by allowing real-time analysis and judgment of measurement
head of the Server Solution Division at Innowireless, said, "Accuver is
expanding its business into the field of non-terrestrial network communication
test and verification for UAM and satellite communications using its wireless
network optimization technology accumulated over the past 20 years." He
added, "In the process of developing this solution, we linked drones and
test equipment to analyze altitude, location, and communication quality data
simultaneously. This enables drone mission control based on the data."