Operational Organization of Small Unmanned Aerial System Physical Airspace


Surging demand for public and civil applications of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) has urged the gov­ernment, the industry, and the academia to explore ways to integrate such vehicles into already crowded national airspace. With research actively on-going at the high level which concerns about policies and regulations and at the low level which addresses sense and avoid, A wide gap has been identified in between. Hence, this paper aims at the middle-level sUAS operational organization problem. The objective of this paper is to integrate ideas presented by the FAA, NASA, Amazon, and academia regarding airspace organization with successful experiences of traffic operation in other modes of transportation in order to design safe and efficient operation modes for sUAS traffic.

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