FAA/NASA Phase Two UPP industry workshop discusses additional UTM concept

More than 200 representatives from industry and multiple test sites attended the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Phase 2 UTM Pilot Program (UPP) Industry Workshop on December 9, 2020 at the NASA Ames Research Center, according to a social media post by NASA director Parimal Kopardekar (PK).

The workshop focused on additional technologies to be researched during phase two of the programme, including remote identification (ID) and operations with increasing volumes and density. During the half-day workshop, FAA/NASA provided participants with an in-depth view of UPP Phase 2, including a walk-through of the Concept of Use, Architecture, Technical and Functional Requirements, and detailed timeline. The main topics under discussion were:

  • UAS Operations in High Density Airspace
  • Remote ID Services
  • USS Transmission of Flight Information to ATC due to Off-Nominal UTM Event
  • Public Safety Operations
  • UAS Volume Reservations (UVR) Service”
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