Title

Evaluating LAANC Compliance and Air Traffic Collision Hazards Posed by Small Unmanned Aircraft Operations in Controlled Airspace

Presenter Email

ROGERT18@my.erau.edu

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Start Date

3-4-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

3-4-2020 12:15 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

UAS; Implications for pilots; Integrated Airspace (Manned vs. Unmanned); UAS; UAS; UAS; Implications for pilots

Keywords

Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), drone, UAS

Abstract

On July 23, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expanded the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)—the system that processes airspace approvals for sUAS operators in controlled airspace—to include recreational operations. Under LAANC, sUAS operators submit flight request information to one of 14 LAANC Service Suppliers via a mobile or online application. Flight request data is checked against UAS Facility Maps, NOTAMs, and Temporary Flight Restrictions to ensure compliance. Small UAS operators then receive a digital, automated authorization in near-real time. As of May 23, 2019, 591 airports across the United States are included in the LAANC system. Researchers sought to collect and evaluate sUAS operational activity in controlled airspace using UAS detection equipment. Detected sUAS flight data was compared against airspace information, temporary flight restrictions, UAS Facility Maps, and LAANC approval data to assess sUAS operator compliance and behavior patterns. Small UAS detections and LAANC authorization data was further compared against air traffic data to identify potential UAS flight interference and collision hazards with air traffic.

Presenter Biography

Taylor R. Rogers is an undergraduate student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the Daytona Beach, Florida campus. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Unmanned Aircraft System Science, with a minor in Systems Engineering. She currently interns as a Special Events Officer with the Daytona Beach Police Department, where she serves as a visual observer and licensed UAS pilot. Taylor also owns and operates Palm-Pointe Drone Imagery, a UAS company providing aerial videography and photography services. She is an undergraduate research assistant to Dr. Ryan Wallace, evaluating UAS operator behavior and safety/security risks to the National Airspace System. Currently a junior, Taylor is projected to graduate in the December 2021.

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Mar 4th, 10:45 AM Mar 4th, 12:15 PM

Evaluating LAANC Compliance and Air Traffic Collision Hazards Posed by Small Unmanned Aircraft Operations in Controlled Airspace

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

On July 23, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expanded the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)—the system that processes airspace approvals for sUAS operators in controlled airspace—to include recreational operations. Under LAANC, sUAS operators submit flight request information to one of 14 LAANC Service Suppliers via a mobile or online application. Flight request data is checked against UAS Facility Maps, NOTAMs, and Temporary Flight Restrictions to ensure compliance. Small UAS operators then receive a digital, automated authorization in near-real time. As of May 23, 2019, 591 airports across the United States are included in the LAANC system. Researchers sought to collect and evaluate sUAS operational activity in controlled airspace using UAS detection equipment. Detected sUAS flight data was compared against airspace information, temporary flight restrictions, UAS Facility Maps, and LAANC approval data to assess sUAS operator compliance and behavior patterns. Small UAS detections and LAANC authorization data was further compared against air traffic data to identify potential UAS flight interference and collision hazards with air traffic.