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SC-228 Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems


SC-228, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems , established May 20, 2013, is working to develop the Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for DAA equipment and a Command and Control (C2) Data Link MOPS establishing L-Band and C-Band solutions.  The initial phase of standards development will focus on civil UAS equipped to operate into Class A airspace under IFR flight rules. The Operational Environment for the MOPS is the transitioning of a UAS to and from Class A or special use airspace, traversing Class D and E, and perhaps Class G airspace.  A second phase of MOPS development is envisaged to specify DAA equipment to support extended UAS operations in Class D, E, and perhaps G, airspace. The committee delivered two White Papers is December 2013 – Detect and Avoid (DAA) White Paper and Command and Control (C2) White Paper.  Phase I preliminary MOPS for DAA and C2 are expected in July 2015 with final MOPS planned for July 2016. 


Leadership 

Position

Name

Affiliation

Co-Chair Richard Heinrich Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Co-Chair Paul McDuffee Insitu, Inc.
Designated Federal Official Steve Van Trees Federal Aviation Administration
Secretary Kristina Carr Federal Aviation Administration
Program Director Al Secen RTCA

General

Information

Date

Terms of Reference September 22, 2016
Next Meeting Agenda November 14, 2016
2016 Meetings July 14-15, 2016
October 7, 2016

Available Documents

Document Number

Document Name

Publish Date

WP-2 Command and Control (C2) Data Link White Paper March 2014
WP-1 Detect and Avoid (DAA) White Paper March 2014

Archives

Information

Date

 2013 Meetings July 30, 2013 
September 27, 2013
December 5, 2013
2014 Meetings February 28, 2014 
May 22, 2014
August 28, 2014
November 21, 2014
2015 Meetings May 22, 2015
November 20, 2015

For additional information, please contact Program Director Al Secen.