Media Invited to See Latest NASA Drone Traffic Management Technologies

Media Invited to See Latest NASA Drone Traffic Management Technologies

Media Invited to See Latest NASA Drone Traffic Management Technologies

The FINANCIAL -- NASA invites media to learn the latest about its national campaign to test and refine its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.

The most recent effort in this campaign, known as the Technology Capability Level-3 flight demonstration, began March 5 and focuses on testing technologies that maintain safe spacing between cooperative and non-cooperative UAS’s, more commonly known as drones, beyond visual line-of-sight and over moderately populated areas. TCL-3 includes initial drone testing for suburban applications, such as package deliveries, and public safety applications, such as disaster response, according to NASA.

The event will be held at Ames’ UTM Airspace Operations Laboratory, the control center used to support research, testing and coordination during the flight tests, which are conducted at six Federal Aviation Administration test sites across the country.

Media will be able to talk with engineers and ask questions, and representatives from NASA, the FAA and industry partners will explain UTM technologies in front of a UTM master display wall. Several UAS models also will be on display.