National UAS Standardized Testing And Rating
As standards for UAS traffic management (UTM) become defined, we expect applicants for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights to need verification of sufficient aircraft performance to allow safe and effective flight within the UTM structure. In addition, UAS service suppliers (USS) and supplemental data service providers (SDSPs) will need performance of their services validated through a similar evaluation and verification process.
At NUAIR, we are applying our team’s multifaceted research across the UAS spectrum, broad international engagement in standards development, knowledge of validated performance requirements, and deep flight test expertise to build NUSTAR as the “gold standard” for verification of conformity with government and industry standards. In building NUSTAR, we expect to develop means of compliance with evolving standards and provide an environment for testing and verification that industry leaders will seek out for standards verification.
NUSTAR will act as an independent third party to provide safety declarations for UAS, USS and SDSPs – providing manufacturers and suppliers an independent declaration of compliance. Once NUSTAR is operational, it will provide a more “obstacle free” glidepath for commercial customers to access the National Airspace System (NAS) and open the door to potential business opportunities.