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A User Applications and Services Survey (USAS) Ad-hoc Working Group (AWG) was organized in April 2010 as part of the activities within the work of RTCA Special Committee (SC) 223, Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications Systems (AeroMACS). The purpose of the AWG is to identify and categorize potential user requirements for wireless airport(More)
In this informational paper, we propose the analysis steps required under the National Institute of Standards (NIST) process for information security Certification and Accreditation (C&A) to enable commercial Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The initial work performed in RTCA Special Committee (SC) 203 has(More)
A number of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) automation systems and developmental programs interoperate to support the day-to-day operations of the National Airspace System (NAS). The integration of New Entrants (NEs), such as Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) <sup>1</sup> and Space Vehicle (SV) operations, into the NAS will require modification to the(More)
Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) require the same degree of pre-flight and mission planning as that preformed for manned aircraft. The goal of routine operations has an evolving safety case which must include the review of actions and conditions of the aircraft and the pilot during normal, off-nominal, abnormal and emergency events. UAS flight(More)
A key requirement in preparing for a growing UAS industry and for the integration of unmanned vehicles into the US national airspace, is a method for clear and specific forecasting. We must know what types of operations are being performed, where they will occur, and what types of vehicles will be used. Current demand forecast models are not tightly coupled(More)
A key component to solving many of the engineering challenges for integrating UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) is being able to state within discrete airspace, the numbers of forecasted UAS by airframe type and the type of mission or operational use being performed.In general, there is not a demand forecast that is tightly coupled to the real(More)
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have the potential to bring many benefits, but first they must be accepted by society. Such acceptance will come only if UAS perform their missions safely. Furthermore, in dangerous situations where safe outcomes may not be possible, UAS decision making must be just, equitable, legal and moral. UAS flight control algorithms(More)
There are a number of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) major automated systems and developmental programs that interoperate to support the day to day functional operations of the National Airspace System (NAS). The integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the NAS will require interaction with this automation. The purpose of this paper is to(More)
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