New Technologies, Standards and Development in the Delivery of Viable Detect-and-Avoid Systems for BVLOS Commercial UAS
- Room: Virtual
- Session Number:3318
Wednesday, May 05, 2021: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Detect-and-avoid systems to allow unmanned aircraft to avoid conflicts with manned aircraft when flown beyond the visual line of sight of the pilot is critical to expanding the UAS industry, providing safety, obtaining public and regulatory trust, and delivering the full economic impact of real autonomy, The industry is eager for the release of detect-and-avoid safety systems that are reliable, portable or on-board, affordable and standards-compliant. Developing this system is challenging due to the need to integrate multiple sensors, develop algorithms and demonstrate working technology in actual field conditions. Meeting this challenge represents the leading edge of technical capability and innovation in the UAS industry but is now closer than ever to being ready for delivery. This presentation will review the status of detect-and-avoid technology, the impact of recent technical and system innovations, ongoing development and testing efforts involving multiple national stakeholders, review of new standards and rules, and review of the remaining challenges to delivery of a full DAA system for commercial UAS. This presentation will also specifically review the status of an FAA-supported detect-and-avoid system development and testing effort being conducted in cooperation with a national UAS Test Site.
C-Level Executive,Management,Engineering/Technical,Government/Policy/Regulatory,Research & Development
Air,BVLOS,Sensors & Payloads,Software,Algorithms,Autonomy,Automated Vehicles,Expanded UAS Operations,Test and Evaluation