Accession Number : ADA545639


Title :   Integrating the Unmanned Aircraft System into the National Airspace System


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Mendenhall, Cory A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a545639.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : The rapid proliferation of the UAS and the eventual redeployment of current systems deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq will require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide unrestricted unmanned aircraft access within the National Airspace System (NAS). The Department of Defense (DoD) requires routine access to the NAS to execute directed missions, meet training requirements, and perform necessary testing to meet the Joint Force Commander's (JFC's) established mission priorities. Over the past several years, the DoD has been able to execute a small portion of UAS flights in the NAS but current rules and regulation do not facilitate seamless integration with manned aircraft. Although the DoD and the FAA recognize the importance of integrating manned and unmanned aircraft within the NAS, there are many challenges and gaps that must be bridged to facilitate successful integration. The most important challenge to overcome when integrating manned and unmanned aircraft into the same airspace is safety.


Descriptors :   *AIR SPACE , *AFGHANISTAN , *IRAQ , *AIRCRAFT , ACCESS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MANNED , UNMANNED , TRAINING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , REQUIREMENTS , THESES


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Pilotless Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE