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NASA Hosts Industry Day for Unmanned Aircraft in National Airspace Collaboration

Press Release From: Armstrong Flight Research Center
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017


 
NASA is hosting an Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Air Space (UAS NAS) Industry Day Nov. 30 at the Hotel Palomar in San Diego. Media planning to attend will meet Kevin Rohrer in the hotel’s ballroom atrium on the second floor. Contact Kevin Rohrer at 661-305-7696 for additional information or questions.
 
The purpose for NASA’s Industry Day is to meet and gather input from various commercial and academic partners who have an interest in or have technologies available that can support the UAS in the NAS project’s Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) demonstration in the summer of 2020. 
 
NASA’s UAS in the NAS project will contribute capabilities designed to reduce the technical barriers related to safety and operational challenges associated with integrating larger-sized UAS -- those that weigh 55 pounds or more and fly higher than 500 feet, including full-size repurposed Predator and Global Hawks -- into the national airspace.
 
For UAS under 55 pounds that fly below 400 feet, NASA leads an associated effort called UAS Traffic Management, or UTM, that focuses on integration solutions to safely enable large scale small UAS operations in low altitude airspace. Accommodating these new entrants in a safe manner along with pre-existing users, such as gliders and helicopters, is a critical national objective.
 
For additional information, visit the Industry Day RFI notice at:
 
https://go.nasa.gov/2htYxBO

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