Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


The number of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) has dramatically increased in recent years. As a consequence, the number of incidents involving manned and unmanned aircraft has soared. For this reason, the Federal Aviation Administration has released a notice of proposed rulemaking to delineate the operational limitations for sUAS. Many efforts have been introduced to regulate the operations of these systems and educate operators. Despite these efforts, there are no clear standards related to the type of information that should be available to operators, or how this information should be conveyed during flight operations. For this reason we present a series of design recommendations in order to encourage a discussion within the aviation community about the need to develop visual displays that could aid sUAS users unfamiliar with the intricacies of a complex air system to operate in a safe and efficient manner.