The Alliance for Systems Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) – the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center of Excellence (COE) – has
issued a request for information (RFI) on key considerations for integrating small UAS into the low-altitude aviation environment, as well as on potential detect-and-avoid (DAA) approaches and technology.

In September 2015, ASSURE says, its core universities – New Mexico State University and the University of North Dakota – were tasked by the FAA to research DAA requirements necessary for limited beyond visual line of sight
sUAS operations.

According to ASSURE, the research requires accurate and verifiable data on current unmanned aviation operations conducted routinely at low altitudes. It also requires data, models and evaluation methodologies for assessing sUAS collision risk with other current and proposed aviation operations conducted at
low altitudes.

This is essential research for the commercial market. It’s a nice win for the NM home team too.



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