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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) National Campaign IIThe Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) effort at NASA aims to enable access to low-altitude airspace for small UAS. This goal is being pursued partly through partnerships that NASA has developed with the UAS stakeholder community, the FAA, other government agencies, and the designated FAA UAS Test Sites. By partnering with the FAA UAS Test Sites, NASA's UTM project has performed a geographically diverse, simultaneous set of UAS operations at locations in six states. The demonstrations used an architecture that was developed by NASA in partnership with the FAA to safely coordinate such operations. These demonstrations-the second or 'Technical Capability Level (TCL 2)' National Campaign of UTM testing-was performed from May 15 through June 9, 2017. Multiple UAS operations occurred during the testing at sites located in Alaska, Nevada, Texas, North Dakota, Virginia, and New York with multiple organizations serving as UAS Service Suppliers and/or UAS Operators per the specifications provided by NASA. By engaging various members of the UAS community in development and operational roles, this campaign provided initial validation of different aspects of the UTM concept including: UAS Service Supplier technologies and procedures; geofencing technologies/conformance monitoring; ground-based surveillance/sense and avoid; airborne sense and avoid; communication, navigation, surveillance; and human factors related to UTM data creation and display. Additionally, measures of performance were defined and calculated from the flight data to establish quantitative bases for comparing flight test activities and to provide potential metrics that might be routinely monitored in future operational UTM systems.
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Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Aweiss, Arwa S.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Owens, Brandon D.
(SGT, Inc. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Rios, Joseph L.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Homola, Jeffrey R.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Mohlenbrink, Christoph P.
(San Jose State Univ. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
January 24, 2018
Publication Date
January 8, 2018
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence And Robotics
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Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA SciTech Forum
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Country: United States
Start Date: January 8, 2018
End Date: January 12, 2018
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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