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NASA UTM 2017: National Campaign
The highly successful National Campaign was executed between May and June at six test sites
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NASA UTM 2016: Technology Capability Levels 1 and 2
In 2016, UTM moved into high gear with the completion of two demonstrations, TCL 1 and TCL 2.
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NASA UTM 2015: The Next Era of Aviation
The NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Convention was held July 28-30.
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This image shows applications for small UAV, including agriculture, surveillance, photo, search and rescue, and cargo delivery.
DOCUMENTS

*NEW* RELEASED November 2018:

UTM UAS Service Supplier Development - Sprint 1 Toward Technical Capability Level 4
NASA/TM-2018-220024, NASA Ames Research Center, November 2018


RELEASED September 2018:

NASA UTM Strategic Deconfliction Final Report
NASA Ames Research Center, July 31, 2018


RELEASED June 2018:

NASA UTM Executive Summary: TCL 3 Media Day June 2018
NASA Ames Research Center, June 6, 2018


RELEASED May 2018:

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Concept of Operations
Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC. May 18, 2018


NASA DOCUMENTS, PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS (listed by calendar year, then alphabetically by first author)

2018

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) National Campaign II
Aweiss, Arwa S., NASA, Brandon D. Owens, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., Joseph L. Rios, Jeffrey Homola, NASA, Christoph P. Mohlenbrink, San Jose State University. AIAA SciTech Forum. January 8-12, 2018, Kissimmee, FL.

**NEW** A Throughput-Based Capacity Metric for Low-Altitude Airspace
Bulusu, Vishwanath, Raja Sengupta, University of California, Berkeley; Eric R. Mueller, Min Xue, NASA Ames Research Center. AIAA AVIATION Forum. June 25-29, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

UAS Hazard Mitigation through Assured Compliance with Conformance Criteria
Dill, Evan T., Kelly J. Hayhurst, Steven D. Young, Anthony J. Narkawicz, NASA Langley Research Center, AIAA SciTech Forum, January 8-12, 2018, Kissimmee, FL.

Small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Flight Testing of Enabling Vehicle Technologies for the UAS Traffic Management Project
Glaab, Louis J., Chester V. Dolph, Steven D. Young, Neil C. Coffey, Robert G. McSwain, Michael J. Logan, NASA Langley Research Center, Donald E. Harper, Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Hampton, VA. NASA Technical Memorandum, April, 2018.

**NEW** UTM and D-NET: NASA and JAXA's Collaborative Research on Integrating Small UAS with Disaster Response Efforts
Homola, Jeffrey, Marcus Johnson, Parimal Kopardekar, NASA Ames Research Center; Adriana Andreeva-Mori, Daisuke Kubo, Jeiji Kobayashi, Yoshinori Okuno, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-0015, Japan. AIAA Aviation 2018, June 25-29, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

**NEW** Initial Approach to Collect Small Unmanned Aircraft System Off-nominal Operational Situations Data
Jung, Jaewoo, NASA Ames Research Center; Charles R. Drew, Wyle Labs, Moffett Field CA; Sreeja Nag, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, Moffett Field, CA; Edgar O. Torres, Science Application International Corp., Moffett Field, CA; Abraham K. Ishihara, Minh Do, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., Moffett Field, CA; Hemil C. Modi, Science and Technology Corp., Moffett Field, CA. AIAA Aviation 2018, June 25-29, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

Small Unmanned Aircraft Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Initial Assessment
Jung, Jaewoo, Corey Ippolito, Christopher Rogers, NASA Ames Research Center; Robert Kerczewski, Anal Downey, NASA Glenn Research Center; Konstantin Matheou, Zin Technologies, Inc. ICNS 2018, April 10-12, 2018, Herndon, VA.

Assessing C2 Communications for UAS Traffic Management
Kerczewski, Robert, Rafael D. Apaza, Alan N. Downey, John Wang, NASA Glenn Research Center; Konstantin J. Matheou, Zin Technologies, Inc. ICNS 2018, April 10-12, 2018, Herndon, VA.

ADS-B Mixed SUAs and NASA System Capacity Analysis and DAA Performance
Matheou, Konstantin J., Zin Technologies, Inc.; Rafael D.Apaza, Alan N. Downey, Robert J. Kerczewski, John Wang, NASA Glenn Research Center. ICNS 2018, April 10-12, 2018, Herndon, VA.

**NEW** Fe3: An Evaluation Tool for Low-Altitude Air Traffic Operations
Xue, Min, Joseph Rios, NASA Ames Research Center; Joseph Silva, ASRC Research and Technology Solutions; Abraham Ishihara, Zhifan Zhu, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies. AIAA AVIATION Forum, June 25-29, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

2017

Real-time Risk Assessment Framework for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM)
Ancel, Ersin, Francisco M. Capristan, John V. Foster, NASA Langley Research Center; Ryan C. Condotta, Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

A Path Planning Algorithm to Enable Well-Clear Low Altitude UAS Operation Beyond Visual Line of Sight
Balachandran, Swee, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA, Anthony Narkawicz, César Muñoz and Maria Consiglio, NASA Langley. Twelfth USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar (ATM 2017), June, 2017, Seattle, WA.

Implicitly Coordinated Detect and Avoid Capability for Safe Autonomous Operation of Small UAS
Balachandran, Swee, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA, César Muñoz and Maria Consiglio, NASA Langley. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

Preliminary Risk Assessment for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Barr, Lawrence C. US Department of Transportation Volpe Center, Ersin Ancel, John V. Foster, Christine M. Belcasatro, NASA Langley Research Center, Richard L. Newman, Crew Systems, Joni K. Evans, Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., David H. Klyde, Systems Technology, Inc. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

Hazards Identification and Analysis for Unmanned Aircraft System Operations
Belcastro, Christine, NASA Langley Research Center, Joni K. Evans, Analytical Mechanics Associes, Inc. Lawrence C. Barr, US Department of Transportation Volpe Lab, Richard L. Newman, Crew Systems, David H. Klyde, Systems Technology, Inc., Ersin Ancel, NASA Langley Research Center. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

Experimental Flight Testing for Assessing the Safety of Unmanned Aircraft System Safety-Critical Operations
Belcastro, Christine, NASA Langley Research Center, David H. Klyde, Systems Technology, Inc., Michael J. Logan, NASA Langley Research Center, Richard L. Newman, Crew Systems, John V. Foster, NASA Langley Research Center. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

Off-nominal Trajectory Computation Applied to Unmanned Aircraft Sysem Traffic Management
Castillo-Effen, Mauricio, Liling Ren, Han Yu, GE Global Research Center, Corey A. Ippolito, NASA Ames Research Center. IEEE-DASC 2017, September 17-21, 2017, St. Petersburg, FL.

An Integrated System for Autonomous Search and Track with a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Chakrabarty, Anjan, Robert Morris, Xavier Bouyssounouse, Rusty Hunt, NASA Ames Research Center. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

Making a Risk Informed Safety Case for Small Unmanned Aircraft System Operations
Clothier, Reece, Boeing Research and Technology, Ewen Denney, Ganesh Pai, SGT, Inc./NASA Ames Research Center. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

Real-Time Radar-Based Tracking and State Estimation of Multiple Non-Conformant Aircraft
Cook, Brandon, Timothy Arnett, Owen Macmann, Manish Kumar, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

Evaluation of Early Ground Control Station Configurations for Interacting with a UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System
Dao, Arik-Quang V., Lynne Martin, NASA Ames Research Center, Christoph Mohlenbrink, Nancy Bienert, Cynthia Wolter, Ashley Gomez, Lauren Claudatos, San Jose State University, Joey Mercer, NASA Ames Research Center. 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, July 17-21, 2017, Los Angeles, CA.

Model-driven Development of Safety Architectures
Denney, Ewen, Ganesh Pai, and Iain Whiteside, SGT/NASA Ames Research Center. 20th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2017), September 17-22, 2017, Austin, TX.

Modeling the Safety Architecture of UAS Flight Operations
Denney, Ewen, Ganesh Pai, and Iain Whiteside, SGT/NASA Ames Research Center. 36th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP 2017), LNCS 10488, pp. 162-178, September 13-15, 2017, Trento, Italy.

Sense and Avoid for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Dolph, Chester V., National Institute of Aerospace, Michael J. Logan, Lou J. Glaab, NASA Langley Research Center, Thomas L. Vranas, National Institute of Aerospace, Robert G. McSwain, NASA Langley Research Center, Zachary R. Johns, National Institute of Aerospace, Kurt Severance, NASA Langley Research Center. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

Developing a Generalized Trajectory Modeling Framework for Small UAS Performance in the Presence of Wind
D'Souza, Sarah N., NASA Ames Research Center. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

High-Fidelity Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System Simulation Development for Trajectory Prediction Under Off-Nominal Flight Dynamics
Foster, John V., NASA Langley Research Center, David C. Hartman, Drexel University. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

SAFEGUARD Progress and Test Results for A Reliable Independent On-board Safety Net for UAS
Gilabert, Russell V., Evan T. Dill, Kelly J. Hayhurst, Steven D. Young, NASA Langley Research Center. IEEE-DASC 2017, September 17-21, 2017, St. Petersburg, FL.

Failure Mode Effects Analysis and Flight Testing for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
Glaab, Louis J., Michael J. Logan, NASA Langley Research Center. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

3D LiDAR SLAM Integration with GPS/INS for UAVs in Urban GPS-Degraded Environments
Hening, Sebastian, University of California, Santa Cruz, Corey Ippolito, Kalmanje Krishnakumar, Vahram Stepanyan, NASA Ames Research Center, Mircea Teodorescu, University of California, Santa Cruz. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

Technical Capability Level 2 Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) Flight Demonstration: Description and Analysis
Homola, Jeffrey, Quang Dao, Lynne Martin, Joey Mercer, NASA Ames Research Center, Christoph Mohlenbrink, Lauren Claudatos, San Jose State University. IEEE-DASC 2017, September 17-21, 2017, St. Petersburg, FL.

UAS Technical Capability Level 2 Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM)Flight Demonstration: Description and Analysis
Homola, Jeffrey, NASA Ames Research Center, Christoph Mohlenbrink, San Jose State University/NASA Ames Research Center, Quang Dao, NASA Ames Research Center, Lauren Claudatos, San Jose State University/NASA Ames Research Center, Lynn Martin, NASA Ames Research Center, Joey Mercer, NASA. IEEE-DASC-September 17-21, 2017 St. Petersburg, FL.

Concepts of Airspace Structures and System Analysis for UAS Traffic Flows for Urban Areas
Jang, Dae-Sung, KAIST and NASA Ames Research Center, Corey Ippolito, NASA Ames Research Center, Shankar Sankararaman, SGT, Inc., Vahram Stepanyan, University of California, Santa Cruz. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

Flight Test Evaluation of an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) Concept for Multiple Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Operations
Johnson, Marcus, Jaewoo Jung, Joseph Rios, Joey Mercer, Jeffrey Homola, Thomas Prevot, Daniel Mulfinger, Parimal Kopardekar, NASA Ames Research Center. 12th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar (ATM2017), June 26-30, 2017, Seattle, WA.

Safe Autonomous Flight Environment (SAFE50) for the Notional Last "50 ft" of Operation of "55 lb" Class of UAS
Krishnakumar, Kalmanje, Parimal Kopardekar, Corey Ippolito, John E. Melton, Vahram Stepanyan, Shankar Sankararaman, Ben Nikaido, NASA Ames Research Center. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

Enabling Airspace Integration for High-Density On-Demand Mobility Operations
Mueller, Eric, Parimal Kopardekar, NASA Ames Research Center, Kenneth Goodrich, NASA Langley Research Center. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Categorization Framework for Low Altitude Traffic Services
Ren, Liling, Mauricio Castillo-Effen, Han Yu, GE Global Research, Eric Johnson, Yongeun Yoon, Nakamura Takuma, Georgia Institute of Technology, Corey A. Ippolito, NASA Ames Research Center. IEEE-DASC 2017, September 17-21, 2017, St. Petersburg, FL.

Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Trajectory Modeling in Support of UAS Traffic Management (UTM)
Ren, Liling, Mauricio Castillo-Effen, Han Ju, GE Global Research, Eric Johnson, Takuma Nakamura, Hongeun Yoon, Georgia Institute of Technology, Corey A. Ippolito, NASA Ames Research Center. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

NASA Technical Memorandum-UTM Data Working Group Demonstration 1 Final Report
Rios, Joseph L, Daniel G. Mulfinger, Irene S. Smith, NASA Ames Research Center, Priya Venkatesan, ASRC Federal, David R. Smith, Vijayakumar Baskaran, Leo Wang, SGT, Inc. April 2017, Moffett Field, CA.

NASA Technical Memorandum-UAS Reports (UREPs): Enabling Exchange of Observation Data Between UAS Operations
Rios, Joseph L, Irene S. Smith, NASA Ames Research Center, David R. Smith, SGT, Inc. February 2017, Moffett Field, CA.

Towards A Computational Framework for Autonomous Decision-Making in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Sankararaman, Shankar, SGT, Inc., Kalmanje Krishnakumar, NASA Ames Research Center. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

NASA Technical Memorandum-UTM TCL 2 Software Requirements
Smith, Irene S., Joseph L. Rios, NASA Ames Research Center, Patrick O. McGuirk, Millennium Engineering and Integration Co., Daniel G. Mulfinger, NASA Ames Research Center, Priya Venkatesan, ASRC Federal, David R. Smith, Vijayakumar Baskaran, Leo Wang, SGT Inc. April 2017, Moffett Field, CA.

Estimation, Navigation and Control of Multi-Rotor Drones in an Urban Wind Field
Stepanyan, Vahram, University of California, Santa Cruz. Kalmanje Krishnakumar, NASA Ames Research Center. AIAA SciTech Forum, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, TX.

Initial Study of An Effective Fast-time Simulation Platform for Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management
Xue, Min, Joseph Rios, NASA Ames Research Center. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.

UAV Trajectory Modeling Using Neural Networks
Xue, Min, NASA Ames Research Center. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference, June 5-9, 2017, Denver, CO.


2016

UTM Fact Sheet

ICAROUS-Integrated Configurable Algorithms for Reliable Operations of Unmanned Systems
Consiglio, Maria, NASA Langley Research Center, César Muñoz, George Hagen, Anthony Narkawicz, NASA Langley Research Center, Swee Balachandran, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA. IEEE-DASC 2016, September 26-29, 2016, Sacramento, CA.

Safety Considerations for UAS Ground-based Detect and Avoid
Denney, Ewen, and Ganesh Pai, SGT/NASA Ames Research Center. IEEE-DASC 2016, September 26-29, 2016, Sacramento, CA.

Architecting a Safety Case for UAS Flight Operations
Denney, Ewen, and Ganesh Pai, SGT/NASA Ames Research Center. 34th International System Safety Conference (ISSC), August 8-12, 2016, Orlando, FL.

Feasibility of Varying Geo-Fence around an Unmanned Aircraft Operation based on Vehicle Performance and Wind
D'Souza, Sarah, NASA Ames Research Center. Abe Ishihara, SGT/NASA Ames Research Center. Ben Nikaido and Hashmatullah Hasseeb, STC/NASA Ames Research Center. IEEE-DASC, September 26-29, 2016, Sacramento, CA.

UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Simulation Capabilities and Laboratory Environment
Homola, Jeffrey, Thomas Prevot, Joey Mercer, NASA Ames Research Center; Nancy Bienert, San Jose State University/NASA Ames Research Center. IEEE-DASC 2016, September 26-29, 2016, Sacramento, CA.

URapid Trajectory Prediction for a Fixed-Wing UAS in a Uniform Wind Field with Specified Arrival Times
Ishihara, Abraham, Jaewoo Jung, Joseph Rios, NASA Ames Research Center. 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 13-17, 2016, Washington, DC.

Applying Required Navigation Performance Concept for Traffic Management of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Jung, Jaewoo, Sarah D'Souza, Marcus Johnson, NASA Ames Research Center; Abraham Ishihara, Hemil Modi, SGT, Inc., Ben Nikaido, Hashmatullah Hasseeb, Science and Technology Corp./NASA Ames Research Center. ICAS 2016, September 25-30, 2016, Daejeon, Korea.

Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) Concept of Operations
Kopardekar, Parimal, Joseph Rios, Thomas Prevot, Marcus Johnson, Jaewoo Jung, John E. Robinson III, NASA Ames Research Center. 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 13-17, 2016, Washington, DC.

Multi-Rotor Aircraft Collision Avoidance using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes
Mueller, Eric, NASA Ames Research Center/Stanford University; Mykel Kochenderfer, Stanford University. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, June 13-17, 2016, Washington, DC.

From Rural to Urban Environments: Human/Systems Simulation Research for Low Altitude UAS Traffic Management (UTM)
Prevot, Thomas, Jeffrey Homola, Joey Mercer, NASA Ames Research Center. 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 13-17, 2016, Washington, DC.

NASA UAS Traffic Management National Campaign - Operations Across Six UAS Test Sites
Rios, Joseph, Daniel Mulfinger, Jeff Homola, NASA Ames Research Center, Priya Venkatesan, ASRC Federal/NASA Ames Research Center. IEEE-DASC 2016, September 26-29, 2016, Sacramento, CA.

Assessing the Impact of Operational Constraints on the Near-term Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Supported Market
Vascik, Parker, MIT, Jaewoo Jung, NASA Ames Research Center. 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 13-17, 2016, Washington, DC.

UAS Industry Growth: Forecasting Impact on Regional Infrastructure, Environment, and Economy
Wargo, Chris, Corey Snipes, Mosaic ATM, Aloke Roy, Honeywell Int'l; Robert Kercewski, NASA Glenn Research Center. IEEE-DASC 2016, September 26-29, 2016, Sacramento, CA.

NASA PRESENTATIONS TO THE OCTOBER, 2015 UTM CONVENTION

Safely Enabling UAS Operations in Low-Altitude Airspace
Briefing presented by Dr. Parimal Kopardekar at the 2015 UTM Convention, October 2015, Moffett Field, CA.

PARTNER DOCUMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Integrating UAS into the Managed Airspace Through the Extension of ARINC Cloud Services
Elmasry, George, Diane McClatchy, Rick Heinrich, Boe Svatek, Rockwell Collins. Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) April 18-20, 2017, Washington, DC.

Google UAS Airspace System Overview
October, 2015.

Determining Safe Access with a Best-Equipped, Best-Served Model for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Amazon white paper, October, 2015.

Revising the Airspace Model for the Safe Integration of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Amazon white paper, October, 2015.


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