MESA Lab Manager Brandon Stark Attended FAA UAS COE Public Meeting May 28-29 in Washington DC.
COE for UAS Public Meeting May 28-29
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In accordance with Public Law 101-508, the FAA plans to competitively select a Center of Excellence for UAS within the next year. The COE will be a geographically disbursed consortium of the FAA, university partners and their affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to conduct UAS related research, education and training while working jointly on issues of mutual interest and concern. The FAA will initially issue cooperative agreements to the selected university team members and specific projects will be defined and funded through matching grants over the life of the COE. In accordance with Public Law 101-508, the COE is responsible for matching all funds granted to establish, operate and conduct related research, and may contract with others as appropriate. Following the COE competitive process, the FAA sponsor may also generate requirements that would be supported through contract tasks awarded by the FAA to the COE member universities for FAA purpose.
The identified Research Areas are:
- Air Traffic Control Interoperability
- Airport Ground Operations
- Control and Communication
- Detect and Avoid (DAA)
- Human Factors
- Spectrum Management (Updated April 8, 2014)
- Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Pilot Training and Pilot Certification Including Other UA Crewmembers
- Airworthiness (?)