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).   Additional phases of work underway include development of a datalink using Cellular technology (being developed jointly with EUROCAE WG-105), Navigation Standards for UAS, and Lost Link Procedures.


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

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