Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management System (UTM) for Safely Enabling Low-altitude UAS operations
NASA is developing a system to safely enable low altitude unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations. The system is referred to as UAS Traffic Management (UTM). The UTM will safely enable a variety of business models and multiple operations in the same airspace. The UTM will provide services such as airspace configuration and geo-fencing, weather and wind integration, demand/capacity imbalance management, and separation management, and contingency management. The UTM research and development has been conducted in collaboration with many industry, academia, and government. The UTM system will evolve through four builds. Each build will be collaboratively tested with partners. Initial results from field tests of first two, of four, UTM technical capability levels will be presented.