NASA and Rockwell Collins are nearing completion of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) data link waveform and radios that will allow a single ground station to handle command-and-control uplink and telemetry downlink to as many as 20 aircraft. A NASA Lockheed S-3 Viking and a University of Iowa Beechcraft Bonanza, both equipped with radios built by Rockwell Collins, participated in Phase 2 testing here last month. The aircraft were able to simultaneously send and receive command-and-control ...


"NASA Readies New Waveform For UAS operations" is part of the new Aviation Week & Space Technology subscription, now available online and in our newly launched mobile app.


Current Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine subscribers: online and mobile access are now included at no added charge to you. To read this full article, use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).



Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.



Not currently a subscriber? Subscribe NOW to our introductory launch special (up to 40% off regular rates), available exclusively at Simply click below to choose your preferred option to receive immediate online and mobile access.


Already registered? here.