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UAS in the NAS: Survey Responses by ATC, Manned Aircraft Pilots, and UAS Pilots
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Author and Affiliation:
Comstock, James R., Jr.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
McAdaragh, Raymon(Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT, Inc.), Hampton, VA, United States);
Ghatas, Rania W.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Burdette, Daniel W.(Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Hampton, VA, United States);
Trujillo, Anna C.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: NASA currently is working with industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish future requirements for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flying in the National Airspace System (NAS). To work these issues NASA has established a multi-center UAS Integration in the NAS project. In order to establish Ground Control Station requirements for UAS, the perspective of each of the major players in NAS operations was desired. Three on-line surveys were administered that focused on Air Traffic Controllers (ATC), pilots of manned aircraft, and pilots of UAS. Follow-up telephone interviews were conducted with some survey respondents. The survey questions addressed UAS control, navigation, and communications from the perspective of small and large unmanned aircraft. Questions also addressed issues of UAS equipage, especially with regard to sense and avoid capabilities. From the ATC and military ATC perspective, of particular interest is how mixed-operations (manned/UAS) have worked in the past and the role of aircraft equipage. Knowledge gained from this information is expected to assist the NASA UAS in the NAS project in directing research foci thus assisting the FAA in the development of rules, regulations, and policies related to UAS in the NAS.
Publication Date: May 06, 2013
Document ID:
20130013713
(Acquired Jun 21, 2013)
Subject Category: AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number: NF1676L-15437
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology; 6-9 May 2013; Dayton, OH; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Wright State Univ.; Dayton, OH, United States
Air Force Research Lab.; Human Effectiveness Directorate; Dayton, OH, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 425425.04.02.07.02
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 7p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS; NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM; PILOTLESS AIRCRAFT; AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS (PERSONNEL); AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL; GROUND BASED CONTROL; REGULATIONS; AIRCRAFT PILOTS; PILOTS (PERSONNEL); SURVEYS; MILITARY AIRCRAFT; MILITARY PERSONNEL
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