UAS Parameters, Exceedances, Recording Rates for ASIAS

The overarching purpose of this research is to enable safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) through building upon existing aviation database and data-sharing efforts encouraged and endorsed by participating government-industry entities. Through this research, a data architecture for unmanned air and ground vehicles and operations will be developed in alignment with the FAA’s Aviation Safety Information and Sharing (ASIAS) program. This project will design and evaluate Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) for unmanned operations and integrate that data into the ASIAS system. In addition, this project will identify current UAS FDM capabilities and practices, including refresh/recording rate and robustness, and develop guidance for a UAS FDM standard. The UAS community has specific and disparate needs in relation to manned aviation, such as the need for strong cyber-security measures regarding telemetry streams and the storage of sensitive UAS flight data. This project will also seek to identify the best governance practices regarding the use and research involved with UAS flight data. The proposed team includes original members who designed and deployed the National General Aviation Flight Information Database (NGAFID), which has successfully integrated and is data-sharing with ASIAS. This project will also identify UAS FDM events, including event definitions and exceedances, using the normal ASIAS techniques. Future phases of this project will include the actual deployment of a UAS database which interfaces with ASIAS similar to other safety reporting programs.