One-page status reports on research conducted or being conducted regarding the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).
Purpose: The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Ground Collision Severity Evaluation study will provide data to help inform:
Purpose: The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airborne Collision Severity Evaluation study will provide data to help inform:
Purpose: Develop a web-based information system which will allow users to access, query, organize, and display Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certificate of Authorization (COA) data.
Purpose: The research will collect UAS maintenance data from manufacturers and operators, and begin developing UAS maintenance and training requirements.
Purpose: The certification test case will validate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) industry standards and support standards development and certification strategies for sUAS, necessary for their safe integration in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Purpose: Assesses communications architecture alternatives and concepts that support UAS operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). This research will identify the most efficient UAS voice communication architecture using the NAS Voice System (NVS); and identify the impacts to Air Traffic Control (ATC) in UAS contingency operation scenarios.
Purpose: The Control Non-Payload Communication (CNPC) flight demonstration will prove the feasibility of using a small radio in a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) airframe that allows flexible employment of sUAS, and answers the following question: Can a radio developed based on the RTCA Minimum Operational and Performance Standards (MOPS) be practical to use for all sUAS?
Purpose: The research will determine the certification obstacles associated with equipment and systems designed to satisfy the Sense and Avoid (SAA) requirement necessary to comply with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that apply to operating and flight rules, 14 CFR Part 91, and how a UAS would comply with those rules.
Purpose: This research will identify how a UAS will meet the need to visually comply with regulations and Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearances.
Purpose: The research will determine the best SAA system architecture for UAS, allowing UAS to detect and avoid other aircraft, which may or may not have location transponders.
Purpose: The research on Surveillance Criticality for Sense and Avoid (SAA) will:
Purpose: The research will answer the following question: What are the requirements/standards for UAS airborne Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS) to operate with other airborne CAS?
Purpose: This research will develop a limited approach to Detect and Avoid (DAA) obstacles (airborne or ground) that could enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) under specific operational limitation.
Purpose: The research will address human factors safety concerns that are unique to UAS, both in public use and civil operations as well as perform research that supports development of standards, regulations, and guidance for civil UAS. The four key research categories identified are function allocation, control station requirements, pilot training and certification requirements, and visual observer requirements.
Purpose: This research assess the feasibility of integrating proven UAS mitigation technology with airport operations in order to detect, identify and track both the air vehicle and ground controller to explicitly identify the UAS without interference to existing airport operations.
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