Home / News / NASA Launches UAV Airspace Integration Contest

NASA Launches UAV Airspace Integration Contest

naval drone stock photoNASA will award up to $1.5 million for a robotics competition aimed at demonstrating how unmanned aerial vehicles could fly in the same airspace used by manned aircraft, UAS Vision reported Monday.

The challenge’s first phase is scheduled to start in April and will test robustness of UAS, operational UAS safety and airmanship in a series of flight and ground events, the report states.

Phase two trials will evaluate operators’ skills to detect and manage technical challenges while flying civilian drones in public airspace, according to the report.

NASA launched the challenge to support the government’s aim of integrating civilian drones into the national airspace system under the NextGen Airspace Concept program.

Check Also

Conner Prochaska Named DOE Chief Commercialization Officer

Conner Prochaska, former senior advisor and chief of staff for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, has been named the Energy Department's chief commercialization officer. Prochaska will direct the Office of Technology Transitions, overseeing the national laboratories, DOE program offices and other associated facilities in the U.S., the department said Tuesday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *