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Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM): Enabling Low-Altitude Airspace and UAS OperationsMany civilian applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have been imagined ranging from remote to congested urban areas, including goods delivery, infrastructure surveillance, agricultural support, and medical services delivery. Further, these UAS will have different equipage and capabilities based on considerations such as affordability, and mission needs applications. Such heterogeneous UAS mix, along with operations such as general aviation, helicopters, gliders must be safely accommodated at lower altitudes. However, key infrastructure to enable and safely manage widespread use of low-altitude airspace and UAS operations therein does not exist. Therefore, NASA is exploring functional design, concept and technology development, and a prototype UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system. UTM will support safe and efficient UAS operations for the delivery of goods and services
Document ID
20140013436
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Parimal H Kopardekar
(Ames Research Center Mountain View, California, United States)
Date Acquired
November 11, 2014
Publication Date
April 1, 2014
Publication Information
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Report/Patent Number
ARC-E-DAA-TN14211
NASA/TM-2014-218299
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 411931
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
NASA Technical Management
Keywords
UAV
congestion
UTM
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