Surveillance Criticality for SAA

North Carolina State University is leading a team of researchers from the University of North Dakota, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Mississippi State, The Ohio State and Oregon State Universities to determine if UAS can safely use current surveillance equipment, such as transponders, GPS beacons and collision avoidance systems. First, they are studying how manned aircraft and air traffic controllers interact using this equipment to avoid collisions. Next, they will see if controllers and UAS operators can use current equipment to provide the same safety for UAS. Finally, they will investigate emerging technology to see if UAS can avoid collisions autonomously. This research will help the FAA set standards for airborne sense and avoid systems to potentially allow UAS to avoid collisions autonomously.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration

      800 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC  United States  20591
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mississippi State University

      Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762
    • Project Managers:

      Saunders-Hodge, Sabrina

    • Performing Organizations:

      North Carolina State University

      Raleigh, NC  United States 

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

      600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Daytona Beach, Fl  United States  32114

      University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

      Grand Forks, ND  United States 

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      220 Owen Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331

      Ohio State University

      Columbus, OH  United States 

      Mississippi State University

      Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762
    • Principal Investigators:

      Snyder, Kyle

      Moallemi, Mohammad

      Gregory, James

      Wing, Michael

      Semke, William

      Brooks, Dallas

    • Start Date: 20150801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170830
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Centers of Excellence
    • Subprogram: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01589869
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)
    • Contract Numbers: 15-C-UAS-NCSU-01, 15-C-UAS-ERAU-03, 15-C-UAS-UND-02, 15-C-UAS-MSU-04, 15-C-UAS-OSU-02, 15-C-UAS-ORSU-01, 15-C-UAS-MSU
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 5 2016 9:57AM