Drone Employee at NASA R&D Partnership Workshop

NASA Airspace Operations and Safety Program Research & Development Partnership Workshop

In support of keeping an open dialogue with the aviation and research communities, NASA has organized a workshop for the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) industry members to exchange ideas and cooperate in an effort to create a secure, scalable and flexible UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System. As an industry member, Drone Employee was excited to find out about the new projects at NASA and we share our vision of how blockchain technology can be useful for UTM Systems.

Major challenges for the future of aviation

NASA collected input from all stakeholders to adjust their research and discussed opportunities for collaborations in which they are most interested in.

Over the three days of the workshop, some of the issues came up several times within the conversations. . These issues lie between now and the future of drones, where we will be receiving packages in minutes and traveling in flying cars. Some of the major challenges that industry members specified are:

  1. Universal operational standards
  2. Secure vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication protocols
  3. Remote identification and tracking
  4. Tactical deconfliction rules for high density environments
  5. Business models supporting a network of private UAS Service Suppliers

We want to thank NASA for this opportunity! Our Drone Employee team was really excited to see the advancements in UTM research and we were glad to share our vision of a blockchain-powered UTM system.