NASA partnered with Silicon Valley Chapter-AUVSI (Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) to co-host the Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Convention—or UTM 2015.
The convention was held at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA from July 28-30 and attracted broad participation and representation from different segments, including industry, government, and academia. The three-day event focused on policy-related considerations, such as privacy, safety, and security, in addition to emerging UAS markets and their operational objectives, economic benefits, technology readiness, and local and international perspectives.
We anticipate a widespread increase of low-altitude UAS as they become more commercially available, easier to use, and adaptable to more useful applications that will rely on remotely piloted and fully autonomous systems. Air traffic management is essential to advance UAS technology and their capabilities in a safe, responsible, and manageable way. The UTM convention is a forum to discuss what’s possible, identify UTM design requirements, and formulate next steps. Listen to what people are saying and join the conversation in July.
NASA Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Dr. Jaiwon Shin, and the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI Jesse Kallman have each recorded welcome videos in anticipation of the event, which you can below view on this page. We also have introduction talks from Parimal Kopardekar (NASA Project Manager - Safe Autonomous System Operations Project) and Joseph Rios (NASA UTM Project Lead).
Welcome from Dr. Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
Introduction from Parimal Kopardekar, NASA Project Manager - Safe Autonomous System Operations Project