Current Test Site Research for Situational Awareness of sUAS to the Rotor Community

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Instructor: Chris M. Tysor

This session will discuss at a high-level the urban air mobility (UAM) Concept of Operations 2.0 that suggests the use of heli-routes as a potential way forward to integrate uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the airspace for AAM. Projects to date that have results that might be of interest to the rotor community include Low-Density UAS (uncrewed aircraft systems) Ops Communication Evaluation (LUCE), sUAS flying Instrument Approaches (research performed by NAVOS), Development of Non-System Specific Technology to Integrate Uncrewed Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System, Remote ID SuCAS testing outcomes, and sUAS Traffic Management testing outcomes.

Instructor Bio

Chris M. Tysor supports the research and execution of programs and projects for the FAA BEYOND program at the Virginia Tech (VT) Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), which aims to inform the FAA on the safe integration of drones into the National Airspace System. Chris leads proposal development for new projects and programs in close collaboration with pilot instructors.

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