Report to Congress on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collaboration, Demonstration, and Data Sharing   [open pdf - 6MB]

This report was addressed to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services in July, 2014. Reporting Requirement: "Section 1087(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014, Public Law 113-66, requires the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to report on collaboration, demonstration, and sharing of data relating to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)[.]" From the "UAS Operating Procedures" section: "DoD is developing, testing, and evaluating standardized DoD UAS operating procedures. The goal is to standardize DoD UAS procedures such that safety and predictability of operations are ensured in case of a contingency (e.g., lost link). The DoD UAS-Airspace Integration (AI) Concept of Operations Joint Test, involving subject matter experts from NASA and DHS for concept development and test support from the FAA, is aimed at validating standard procedures for DoD UAS access to the NAS and served as a follow-on to 2012's DoD UAS AI Quick Reaction Test."

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