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.


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The Indemnis Nexus parachute system for the DJI Inspire 2 drone was validated as compliant with the new international standard for drone parachutes, following a strenuous testing procedure at the New York UAS Test Site in December of 2018.

NUAIR put the Indemnis Nexus through 45 functionality tests across five different failure scenarios, during five days of testing at the New York UAS Test Site. Those tests validated that the Nexus on the Inspire 2 complies with the ASTM International F3322-18 Standard Specification For Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Parachutes. DJI, Indemnis, the FAA and other industry stakeholders collaborated on developing the ASTM consensus standard, which was finalized late 2018 after more than a year of work.

This breakthrough in reliable parachute technology for small drones opens a wide range of new possibilities for professional drone operators intending to demonstrate that they can safely and reliably fly over people as well as sensitive locations.

We literally flew our entire team across the country, from Alaska to the New York UAS Test Site to validate our product and we couldn’t be happier with the results.



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