ORLANDO—NASA is preparing a research program to develop an automated low-altitude air traffic management system so that large numbers of civil unmanned aircraft can operate in uncontrolled airspace. The Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management (UTM) program is planned to begin in fiscal 2015 with the near-term goal of enabling initial low-altitude UAS operations within five years, principal investigator Parimal Kopardekar told the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems ...

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