FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site 2019 NASA Unmanned Traffic Management Capstone Operation Support

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(Reno, Nevada – February 15, 2019) Telesis Systems, Inc. provides support.  On 15 February 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publicly announced the State of Nevada as an award recipient for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Technical Capability Level (TCL) 4 operation.  This involves Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) flying in higher-density urban areas for tasks such as newsgathering, package delivery, and large-scale contingency mitigation. For the first time in U.S. Aviation history in a metropolitan area under beyond visual line of sight conditions, Nevada will conduct this NASA demonstration over several months in downtown Reno, Nevada. The State of Nevada UAS Test Site, under the leadership of the NIAS, was selected to execute the NASA UTM TCL 4 operation through an intensely competitive process with six other states.  In January 2019, the City of Reno was Selected for the FAA’s UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program (UPP).

Telesis Systems, Inc. has partnered with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems’ (NIAS) to provide on-site communications and information Technology support during testing.  NIAS is responsible for all Nevada’s FAA Designated (UAS) Test Sites and is the lead organization for the NASA UTM TCL4 and FAA (UTM) tests . We, at Telesis Systems, Inc., are extremely excited in being granted the opportunity to support this research and technology exercise for the NASA UAS Traffic Management (UTM) TCL4 and FAA ‘s UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program (UPP).

This NASA UTM milestone operation promises to develop a safe and reliable airspace platform to integrate drones into the National Airspace System (NAS). The innovative NASA concept under Nevada’s Smart Silver State (S3) theme will lead UTM to an advanced level only imagined a few years ago. Involving 33 partners, this NASA S3 operation is not just the most innovative concept known for urban beyond visual line of sight and urban air mobility, it’s also a vision to lead the global drone industry toward the next major advancement – to accomplish what the industry is ready to do today. See: FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site Selected for 2019 NASA Unmanned Traffic Management Capstone Operation