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The story of passing the rigid testing protocol on the way to receiving ASTM F3322-22 approval

ParaZero is excited to announce the completion of the official ASTM F3322-22 testing for our SafeAir Mavic 3 system.

This crucial testing phase marks a significant step towards achieving the highest standards in drone safety. But what exactly is ASTM F3322-22, and why is it so important? Let’s delve deeper into the details.

What is ASTM F3322-22?

ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is a globally recognized organization that has been developing international standards for over 125 years. These standards ensure consistent performance and set the safety requirements across various industries. The ASTM F3322-22 standard specifically pertains to the deployment of parachutes for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), ensuring their safe descent in the event of an emergency.

At ParaZero, we are committed to adhering to these rigorous standards to guarantee the safety and reliability of our drone systems. We headed down to the field and in the course of 2 weeks, we conducted extensive tests on multiple DJI drones, including scenarios such as hovering and full forward speed. These tests will simulate, in real life, various failure conditions, including full power cuts, critical motor failures, and shock loads. The goal is to validate the mechanical integrity of our system and ensure it can perform flawlessly under the required conditions.

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ParaZero’s SafeAir Mavic 3 ASTM F3322-22 1st Day Testing

The Testing Process

The ASTM F3322-22 testing process involves several critical scenarios designed to push our SafeAir system to its limits:

Hovering and Full Forward Speed: These tests assess the system’s ability to deploy the parachute during different flight conditions. Hovering tests ensure the parachute can deploy effectively when the drone is stationary in the air, while full forward speed tests check the deployment and effectiveness of the Parachute recovery system during high-speed flights.

Full Power Cut and Critical Motor Failure: These scenarios simulate sudden power losses and motor failures to one, more or all rotters to ensure the parachute can deploy quickly and effectively, preventing the drone from free-falling.

Shock Load: In this test, the drone is taken to its maximum altitude, and the parachute is deployed from high above. This tests the system’s mechanical integrity and ability to withstand the stresses of a high-altitude deployment.

Throughout these tests, our unique SafeAir system will be put to the test, utilizing its autonomous trigger system to detect flight anomalies and deploy the parachute faster than any other system on the market. This system is designed to offer the best reliability with the lowest false positive rate, ensuring that the parachute deploys only when absolutely necessary.

In addition to the autonomous tests, we will also conduct manual deployments using ParaZero’s Unique remote control to open the parachute. This dual approach ensures comprehensive testing of our system’s capabilities in different scenarios.

Third-Party Oversight

To maintain the integrity of the testing process, every scenario will be closely monitored by a third-party, unbiased testing agency. This agency will meticulously measure, monitor, and document all relevant metrics, ensuring that every aspect of the testing process is conducted according to the highest standards. Their oversight guarantees that all tests are performed accurately, providing us with the necessary certification upon successful completion.

The Importance of ASTM Certification

Obtaining the ASTM F3322-22 certification is not just a regulatory requirement; it’s a testament to the quality and reliability of our drone safety systems. This certification provides drone operators with confidence in the safety of their operations, opening up a world of possibilities. Whether for commercial, industrial, or recreational use, certified drone systems can operate with the assurance that they meet the highest safety standards.

At ParaZero, we understand the critical importance of this certification. It allows us to provide our customers with the latest, safest drone recovery systems on the market, enhancing the overall safety and reliability of drone operations worldwide.

Conclusion

The ASTM F3322-22 testing process is a rigorous and essential step in ensuring the safety of drone systems. At ParaZero, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding these standards, providing our customers with unparalleled safety and peace of mind. As we complete this testing journey, we invite you to stay tuned for updates and witness the future of drone safety unfold. Our commitment to excellence in innovation and safety will continue to drive us forward, bringing you the best in drone recovery technology.

Stay connected with us for the latest developments, and join us as we lead the way in drone safety with our groundbreaking SafeAir system. Together, we can ensure safer skies for everyone.

ParaZero SafeAir Mavic 3 | Photos by ParaZero Technologies Ltd.