RTCA Special Committee Recap for August 2023
Aug 1 – SC-230, Airborne Weather Detection Systems, held a virtual Plenary to discuss possible inclusion of new requirements for their MOPS addressing spectrum issues as directed by the Program Management Committee. The group determined a White Paper or RTCA Reference Paper would be appropriate. This also led to a Terms of Reference (ToR) suggested change.
Aug 4 – SC-238, Counter UAS, met jointly with EUROCAE WG-115 virtually to discuss the release of their SPR/INTEROP document for Final Review and Comment/Open Consultation (FRAC/OC) and adjustments to timeline for publication later this year. Unfortunately, they determined they were not ready and scheduled another Plenary at the end of this month.
Aug 10 – SC-214 w/WG-78, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services, met virtually with EUROCAE WG-78 and approved DO-352B/ED-230B and DO-353B/ED-231B to enter FRAC/OC.
Aug 21 – SC-238, Counter UAS, met jointly with EUROCAE WG-115 virtually for a second time to discuss the release of their SPR/INTEROP document for FRAC/OC. They were successful and reached consensus to release the document for FRAC/OC. Aiming for a publication by the end of this year.
Aug 21-25 – SC-227 w/WG-85, Standards of Navigation Performance, met in joint plenary and approved motions to initiate Open Consultation and Final Review and comment on both the RNP MASPS and the RNP MOPS. The documents will be available for comment for 45 days beginning September 15.
Aug 23-24 – SC-237 w/WG-110, Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System (HTAWS), met at EUROCAE Headquarters in Paris, France, to discuss and finalize the resolution of comments for the Onshore HTAWS MOPS. SC-237/WG-110 will meet once more in October to approve the document for submission to the RTCA PMC and EUROCAE Council for publication.
Aug 28 – SC-240 w/WG-117, Topics on Software Advancement, met virtually in a plenary to approve a new ToR for the group, which will be presented at the PMC in September.
Agendas for all Plenary meetings of RTCA Special Committees and recent news from our special committees can be found at: https://www.rtca.org/committees-overview/. Please contact the program director for virtual connection information.