UAS Integration in the NAS

UAS Integration in the NAS

NASA’s UAS in the NAS project envisions performance-based routine access to all segments of the national airspace for all unmanned aircraft system classes, once all safety-related and technical barriers are overcome. The project will provide critical data to such key stakeholders and customers as the FAA by conducting integrated, relevant system-level tests to adequately address safety and operational challenges of national airspace access by unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS.

Metis provides support to the UAS project at NASA LaRC in the area of Software Engineering to support the following project goals: Separation Assurance/Sense and Avoid Interoperability; Human Systems Integration; Communications; Certification; and Integrated Test and Evaluation.