Presentation Type

Paper (supporting PowerPoints may be added as Additional Files)

Location

Henderson Welcome Center

Start Date

16-1-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

16-1-2018 12:30 PM

Abstract

UTM, ATM, STM… slices of the sky?

This paper will examine the functional differences between Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management Systems, Air Traffic Management Systems, and Space Traffic Management. Understanding both the similarities between the systems and the different functional requirements of each concept is critical in the discussion and development of STM. While there are many commonalities in each area, it is important to understand how the different environments affect the ability to develop policies, procedure and technologies to manage the vehicles operating in the distinct environment. Both technical and legal frameworks will be discussed.

Building a conceptual framework for STM can benefit from an understanding of the development of existing ATM and identifying where a similar evolutionary strategy can be applied. Considering questions like:

How much STM is necessary and when?

Who can provide the service?

How can it be funded? and

What international agreements are necessary?

Are foundational to the development of realistic policies to promote sustainability in space traffic management.

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UTM, ATM, STM… slices of the sky?

Henderson Welcome Center

UTM, ATM, STM… slices of the sky?

This paper will examine the functional differences between Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management Systems, Air Traffic Management Systems, and Space Traffic Management. Understanding both the similarities between the systems and the different functional requirements of each concept is critical in the discussion and development of STM. While there are many commonalities in each area, it is important to understand how the different environments affect the ability to develop policies, procedure and technologies to manage the vehicles operating in the distinct environment. Both technical and legal frameworks will be discussed.

Building a conceptual framework for STM can benefit from an understanding of the development of existing ATM and identifying where a similar evolutionary strategy can be applied. Considering questions like:

How much STM is necessary and when?

Who can provide the service?

How can it be funded? and

What international agreements are necessary?

Are foundational to the development of realistic policies to promote sustainability in space traffic management.