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Unmanned aircraft activity is becoming more common within the National Airspace System (NAS) and is expected to dominate the NAS in the near future. Specific procedures for adopting unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System (NAS).

A variation of the Military Grid Reference System was developed and digitally overlaid onto the radar display. To incorporate this grid system, a customized flight plan database was created for the storage of operator submitted flight plans. Instead of verbal communication, a computer chat system is used for communication because of the low altitude operations in the field.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made UAS integration a top priority as they projected that the UAS market will reach 7 million systems by 2020. The JUAT is in the process of developing a conclusive solution that will help to safely adopt UAS.


Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona