Standard Tracking, Mapping, & Analysis
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (IJAS) technology is evolving rapidly and FAA is working to keep pace with industry and to integrate UAS into the National Airspace System. A gap in UAS integration is having standards developed by industry which FAA can use for policy and rulemaking activity. When all current standards and standards in development are identified and cataloged, research leading to future standards can be identified. FAA needs to map standards to clearly defined future research projects. This research shall (1) identify, categorize, and track an evolving list of existing publicly available UAS standards and standards under development for civil, military, and foreign UAS systems; (2) provide a tool identifying the most pertinent ongoing research tasks informing standards development; (3) identify gaps in current regulatory guidance; and (4) recommend future research aligned with FAA’s UAS Integration Research Plan’s roadmap.
Richard Stansbury, PhD
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Daytona Beach Campus
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University