The tasking for this work operationally validates that the ASTM International
and (ASTM) Remote Identification (Remote ID, or RID) Broadcast standards satisfy
stakeholder needs. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Remote ID states that
the proposed rulemaking is intended to facilitate onboard pilot awareness of
small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and to also facilitate certain Detect
and Avoid technologies. This research will provide data artifacts that are
needed to enable FAA's acceptance of ASTM Remote ID and ASTM Detect and
The Unmanned Aircraft System Safety Research Center's (UASSRC)'s work will
be used exclusively by FAA to demonstrate whether Unmanned Aircraft Systems
(UAS) Remote Identification Broadcast standards can meet the
intent to satisfy cooperative Detect and Avoid for sUAS to sUAS encounters.
This task will also assess how UAS RID-Broadcast standards may satisfy
stakeholder needs and policy decisions.
This work will provide the FAA with the information necessary to develop rules and
policies related to UAS RID. This work will be used to develop preliminary,
internal FAA documents to support standards development, policy decisions
and/or rulemaking. The establishment of safe Detect and Avoid performance
for sUAS-to-sUAS encounters is intended to support safe beyond visual line
of sight operations (BVLOS) of UAS in the NAS.
The scope of this project focuses upon a performance evaluation of potential
RID solutions as employed on small UAS. Baseline performance (range,
reliability, accuracy, impact of environmental factors) will be evaluated
to determine the expected reliable performance range of such systems in
airborne applications. In addition, specific stakeholder-based applications
of the technology will be evaluated to determine efficacy for certain mission
sets and situations.
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