NASA picked the Lone Star UAS Center for Excellence & Innovation and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems to hold demonstrations of the agency’s drone traffic management system. The testing is slated for March and June in Reno, Nev., and July and August in Corpus Christi, Texas. NASA is trying to “help the commercial drone industry understand the challenges posed by flying in an urban environment,” according to a release. “Results of the flight demonstrations also will help inform future rules, policies and traffic management procedures for operating drones safely over populated areas.”
The results of this testing will not only be very informative but can have a significant impact on UAS traffic management in the future.