Industry and Regulatory Standards Progress for Long Duration Power Systems
Wednesday, October 07, 2020: 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
As BVLOS operations become more common, long-duration power systems - those that provide for flights longer than standard lithium-polymer and lithium-ion batteries can support - are increasingly required for mission and business model success. From package delivery to infrastructure inspection, longer flights are urgently needed and are being pursued by many players. In step with these needs are industry and governmental standards and regulations development, to assure those rulemaking bodies can refer to widely available design and operations standards to assure safety and interoperability in commercial drone deployments. This presentation will outline standards efforts underway in ASTM, SAE, ISO, IEC, and others to assure aircraft designers, service providers, and governmental agencies have a common framework and understanding of what constitutes a "safe" system, and industry has common testing protocols to assure that these standards are met.
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