Leveraging ADS-B to Enhance UAS Safety
Thursday, October 08, 2020: 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
With no persons on board, the primary risk posed by UAS operations is airborne collision with other air traffic. This year, 2020, the FAA’s ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) transponder mandate for manned aircraft has come into effect. This presents a substantial opportunity to mitigate risk by incorporating ADS-B receivers into small UAS. In high-risk operational areas, such as disaster zones where UAS have recently proven themselves, traffic awareness can also open up new opportunities to use UAS in public safety applications. For manned aircraft pilots concerned about drones, ADS-B could be considered a type of "drone repellent," providing early awareness to UAS operators of approaching local traffic. ADS-B can also serve as an important component in the development of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions and services. In this session, learn from pioneers in the implementation of ADS-B in small UAS, what has been done, and what more can be done, to enhance the safety of your operations, and hear about the perspectives of the manned aviation community.
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