SC-228, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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SC-228, Minimum 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 focused 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. The committee published the first of the Phase 1 documents in September of 2016 with the release of DO-362, Command and Control (C2) Data Link Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) (Terrestrial). Phase 2 of MOPS development is underway to specify DAA equipment to support extended UAS operations in Class D, E, and perhaps G, airspace. And Satellite-based C2. White papers describing Phase 2 activities will be delivered in the summer of 2017.


Co-ChairJohn MooreCollins Aerospace
Co-ChairBrandon SuarezGeneral Atomics Company
Government Authorized RepresentativeSteve Van TreesFederal Aviation Administration
SecretaryChristina WestoverBoeing Commerical Airplanes
Program DirectorAl SecenRTCA, Inc.

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2021 Meetings
January 28, 2021

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