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A Summary of Two Recent UAS Command and Control (C2) Communications Feasibility StudiesIn Spring of 2015, the NextGen Institute conducted two UAS C2 Communications Feasibility Studies on behalf of the FAA UAS Integration Office to develop two limited UAS C2 operational examples, each involving low-altitude BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) Line of Communication (LOC) UAS applications, as part of assessing the myriad practical UAS C2 deployment challenges associated with these approaches. The studies investigated the feasibility of "Point-to-Point" (PTP) and "Network" approaches to UAS C2 to better understand potential user needs and to explore evolutionary paths to establishing a nation-wide system for delivering UAS C2 communications. This paper will summarize the solicitation, approach and results of the two studies teams led by Aviation Management Associates, Inc. and Exelis Inc.
Document ID
20160009136
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ponchak, Denise S. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Auld, Elisabeth (NextGen Institute Washington, DC, United States)
Church, Gary (Aviation Management Associates, Inc. Springfield, VA, United States)
Henriksen, Stephen (Exelis, Inc. McLean, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
July 19, 2016
Publication Date
March 5, 2016
Subject Category
Aircraft Communications and Navigation
Report/Patent Number
GRC-E-DAA-TN27499
Meeting Information
2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference(Big Sky, MT)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 999182.02.30.03.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Navigation
UAS
Communications

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