ANSI releases version 2 of UAS standardization roadmap

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the release of a working draft of the Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Version 2.0) being developed by the Institute´s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), the company said.

ANSI invites comments that represent critical revisions and/or needed clarifications on what is presented in the document.

The document is meant to help clarify the current standardization landscape, minimize duplication of effort among standards development organizations (SDOs), help inform standards participation, and facilitate the growth of the UAS market. The UASSC itself is not developing standards.

Specific goals for Version 2 include expanding the content to include topics such as spectrum, urban air mobility, and recreational operations; engaging subject matter experts not previously involved; identifying potentially overlooked gaps; tracking progress by standards developers to address the roadmap´s recommendations; reviewing priorities; and otherwise incorporating feedback.

ANSI´s facilitation of the UASSC is supported in part by contributions from the FAA, the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, ASTM International, and others.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance US global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.