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NASA UTM 2020: What's Next?
Stay tuned for the exciting future that lies ahead for UTM

NASA UTM 2019: Completion of Technical Capability Level 4
TCL 4 successfully concluded in August 2019, with flight tests at two different locations, and 35 participating organizations
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NASA UTM 2018: Completion of Technical Capability Level 3
TCL 3 was completed in March 2018, with approximately 40 participating organizations. Agreements were formalized with the FAA
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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: Technical 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.
NASA'S concept of a UTM system, managing various commercial and public safety missions
Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How can I participate in UTM?

Answer: NASA is continually seeking collaboration from United States-based public, private, and academic organizations to conduct UTM research and development with the collective goal of safely enablihg these operations at lower altitudes by the UTM system.

The first step in the participation process is through the Federal Business Opportunities website (FedBiz). NASA has posted a Solicitation: Number: UTM-FY2018 requesting interested parties to respond to the Request for Information (RFI) at:

Once you have responded, you will be invited to join the UTM mailing list to receive notifications on specific opportunities, updates, and news.

Question: Has the solicitation been recently updated?

Answer: Yes! NASA updated this solicitation on March 20, 2018 and is encouraging new participants.

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Last Updated: February 7, 2020