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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
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NASA UTM in 2019: Highlights


In August 2019, NASA successfully concluded simulaneous flight operations of multiple small UAS over complex urban environments. TCL4 flight demonstration tests were carried out with 35 partner organizationS, from May through August, at Reno, Nevada, and Corpus Christi, Texas.

FAA's operational Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system for enabling small UAS operations expanded to 21 industry service suppliers and approximately 600 airports in 2019. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking governing the remote identificaiton of small UAS was also published in 2019.


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Last Updated: January 28, 2020