The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has issued a user survey to capture how companies, organizations, and agencies use the standardisation roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) version 2.0 which was published by the ANSI UAS standardisation collaborative (UASSC) in June 2020. Nearly a thousand people downloaded the roadmap and/or supported its development. Version 2.0 of the roadmap includes expanded content and identification of additional standardization needs not included in version 1.0. ANSI is seeking user input regarding the use and effectiveness of the roadmap to assist in future work efforts. The roadmap is available as a free download at www.ansi.org/uassc.
A summary of survey responses including, name, title, and affiliation of respondents will be provided to the UASSC Steering Committee. Individual survey responses will not be shared.
Launched in 2017, the ANSI UASSC is working to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and related conformance programs needed to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the US national airspace system, with international coordination and adaptability. Some 400 individuals from 250 public- and private-sector organizations supported the roadmap’s development, including representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), other U.S. federal government agencies, standards developing organizations (SDOs), industry, academia, and others.
The roadmap identifies published standards and standards in development, assesses gaps, and makes recommendations for priority areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization including pre-standardization research and development (R&D). The roadmap covers the full range of topics related to UAS: airworthiness; flight operations; personnel training, qualifications, and certification; infrastructure inspections; environmental applications; commercial services; workplace safety; and public safety operations. The roadmap aims to support the growth of the UAS market with an emphasis on civil, commercial, and public safety applications. Its recommendations are envisaged to be widely adopted by the standardization community.
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