SC-228, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, was established May 20, 2013, to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) goal of safe and efficient UAS integration into the National Airspace System (NAS). Objectives of the committee include developing Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Detect and Avoid (DAA) equipment, both MOPS and Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards (MASPS) for Command and Control (C2) Data Link Systems, and Guidance Material (GM) for Navigation Systems, and Lost Link UAS Behavior GM. The initial phase of standards development focused on civil UAS equipped to operate into Class A airspace under IFR flight rules. The Operational Environment for the DAA MOPS has matured to include the transitioning of a UAS to and from Class A or special use airspace, traversing Class C, D, E, and G airspace. In developing the performance standards for the C2 Data Link, the committee established a C-Band solution. The committee also considers new licensed bands that are made available for use for C2 Links, including Cellular Networks, in conjunction with EUROCAE WG-105. The committee published its first documents in September of 2016 with the release of DO-362, Command and Control (C2) Data Link Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) (Terrestrial). Additional work underway is planned through 2023.
|Co-Chair||Jim Williams||AURA Network Systems|
|Co-Chair||Brandon Suarez||Reliable Robotics|
|Government Authorized Representative||Steve Van Trees||Federal Aviation Administration|
|Secretary||Katie Edwards||Boeing Commerical Airplanes|
|Program Director||Brandi Teel||RTCA, Inc.|
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