SRC Inc. forms subsidiary to develop commercial UAS sensors

By Patrick C. Miller | November 06, 2014

Gryphon Sensors LLC has been formed by SRC Inc. to develop commercial sensors and systems for the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the civilian airspace.

Anthony Albanese, former executive vice president for defense and environmental solutions at SRC, was named president of Gryphon Sensors. He has experience in the defense and air traffic control industries, including radar system engineering, program management, domestic and international business development, and operations and manufacturing management.

According to SRC, Gryphon Sensors has more than five decades of expertise in detecting and tracking low, slow and small airborne vehicles. The company will leverage engineering concepts to develop radar, perform digital signal processing, and to receive or exploit radio frequency signals.

Gryphon Sensors plans to use its expertise in multi-spectrum tactics and experience in sense-and-avoid solutions to provide customers with low-cost products and services.

“SRC has always strived to provide innovative solutions for problems of national significance,” said Paul G. Tremont, president of SRC. “Developing a sensor to allow safe operation of UAS within the commercial airspace will be a game-changer. Businesses and organizations from around the globe have a need to utilize these versatile aircraft, and Gryphon Sensors will make that possible.”

SRC is an independent, not-for-profit, research and development corporation chartered by the state of New York. It was created by Syracuse University in 1957 and then spun off in the 1970s as an independent organization. It became SRC Inc. in 2009.

SRC supports a range of federal government organizations and agencies in an array of technology areas which include chemical and biological defense, communications systems, cyber security, electronic warfare, environmental health analysis, manufacturing and radars and sensors.

SRC is a member of the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), a regional alliance of private industry, academic institutions and military assets and operations.

The organization’s members established a Federal Aviation Administration-designated test site for unmanned aircraft systems based in New York and Massachusetts. The site conducts testing and research to safely integrate unmanned vehicles and systems into the national airspace system.