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NASAO Receives Invitation to Participate on UAS Identification and Tracking ARC

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has received an invitation to be a member of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking (UAS-ID) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations are rapidly increasing in number, technical complexity, and sophistication. The growth in popularity of these new aircraft has presented a number of regulatory and technical challenges, including identifying and tracking unmanned aircraft during operations. The FAA recognizes the potential value remote identification would have to public safety and the safety of the National Airspace System. To address this challenge and support the development of regulations for

increasingly complex operations, the FAA has created the UAS Identification and Tracking (UAS ID) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).

The structure of this ARC is to have separate working groups consider existing and emerging technologies capable of remotely identifying UAS, as well as the security and public safety needs of the law enforcement and security communities.

The ARC is tasked specifically to develop recommendations for the remote identification and tracking of UAS. Specifically, the UAS ID ARC will:

  • Identify, categorize and recommend available and emerging technology for the remote identification and tracking of UAS;
  • Identify the requirements for meeting the security and public safety needs of the law enforcement, homeland defense, and national security communities for the remote identification and tracking of UAS; and
  • Evaluate the feasibility and affordability of the available technical solutions, and determine how well those technologies address the needs of the law enforcement and air traffic control communities.

The first ARC plenary meeting will be held later in June, in Washington, DC. The ARC is anticipated to span a three month timeframe, with frequent meetings in the Washington, DC, area.

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