UAS Integration in the NAS (UAS-NAS): Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) Demonstration Industry/Workshop Day

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
State: Prince Edward Island
Level of Government: Federal
  • A - Research and development
Opps ID: NBD00159271466755658
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2017
Due Date: Oct 31, 2017
Solicitation No: 80AFRC180001_RFI
Source: Members Only
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Added: Oct 04, 2017 11:12 am
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration in the National Airspace System (NAS) (UAS-NAS) Project provides research findings to reduce technical barriers associated with bringing UAS into the NAS utilizing integrated system level testing in a relevant environment. Since its inception in 2011, the UAS-NAS Project has been focused on providing research findings to inform standards for detect and avoid (DAA) and command and control (C2) technologies. However, the long-term vision of the project has always been to advance the overall state of the art for the technologies necessary to achieve full performance-based UAS access to the NAS.

In support of this vision, the UAS-NAS Project will conduct a Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) demonstration in the summer of 2020. A key objective of the SIO demonstration will be to leverage integrated DAA, C2, and state of the art UAS vehicle technologies with a pathway towards certification. The SIO demonstration will be focused on operations conducted in controlled airspace 500 feet or more above ground level, and with vehicles greater than 55 lb (25 kg). The demonstration will be a partnership between NASA and industry, and include significant coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The outputs will help the industry partner(s) compile the necessary artifacts and other data/information to support regulatory compliance of their vehicle(s) and system(s). Additionally, NASA will compile the necessary information to develop a generic toolkit for similar vehicles with similar performance characteristics, and make this toolkit publically available.

The purpose of this Industry/Workshop Day is to bring together stakeholders to inform them of the NASA plans for the SIO demonstration during the morning session, and begin the collaborative dialog on the benefits to all parties during the afternoon session. NASA will use the information exchanged during Industry Day to develop a partnership strategy and agreements in support of the SIO demonstration. To better assist industry prepare for the dialog, NASA will release an RFI late October to gather more information in support of the SIO demonstration.

Who Should Attend: Industry aircraft manufacturers, industry sensor manufacturers, industry communications providers, FAA UAS Test Sites, aviation service providers, other government agencies, and others interested in testing specific UAS technologies.

Benefits of Attending: NASA is offering an opportunity for industry to demonstrate their UAS system/subsystem technologies in a relevant environment offering industry partners resources to help substantiate a safety/certification case. NASA will explain how industry can participate in the SIO demonstration at this Industry/Workshop Day.

Points of Contact: Robert Sakahara, Manager, UAS-NAS Project, NASA
Further Communications Contact, email:, Ph: (661) 276-2566, or
Logistics: Jamie Turner,, Ph: (661) 276-3784

Added: Oct 04, 2017 1:38 pm
This amednment is issued to include the day, time and location of the Industry Day

UAS Integration in the NAS (UAS-NAS): Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) Demonstration Industry Day

Date: November 30, 2017

Location: Hotel Solamar, San Diego, CA

Contracting Office Address :
NASA/Armstrong Flight Research Center,
Code A, P.O. Box 273
Mail Stop 4811-140
Edwards, California 93523-0273
United States
Place of Performance :
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Edwards, California 93523
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Rosalia Toberman,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 661-276-3931
Secondary Point of Contact :
James G. Williams,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 661-276-2501


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