April 19th news, according to foreign reports, the United States Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ready for the first time to begin testing their own UAV air traffic control system. By then, there will be 24 unmanned aerial vehicles from all of the United States to take off the UAV test base, participate in the test activities.
The air traffic control system, called UTM, is regarded as an important security system, allowing a large number of UAV flying in the air at the same time, rather than with other pilots flying aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle collision.
The UTM system allows the operator to enter its flight plans and requirements to help clear up the obstacles. It will check whether the UAV's flight plan is in conflict with the other UAV's flight plan, and accordingly make a reply to accept or reject the request.
For example, a farmer to UAVs in her farm flying above her, and to the UTM system submitted to the flight of time; the system know in this period of time just a frame delivery of UAVs plan from there after, so system will automatic adjustment which two unmanned machine route, to avoid them collided.
The test activity this week will by NASA Silicon Valley is located in the Ames Research Center is responsible for. Most of the development work of the UTM system are completed in the Ames Research center. If weather permits, there will be 24 frame UAV respectively from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is located in Alaska, North Dakota, Utah, Nevada, New York, Virginia and Maryland six without ergonomics test base off. And, if weather conditions permit, a base in Texas will also be involved.
This is the first time the UTM system in multiple FAA test base for UAV flight control test. In July 2015, NASA Ames Research Center held a UAV flight management seminar, at the meeting, it is shown some of the functions of the UTM system. NASA also called on the company to participate in the development of this special feature will be involved in the development of this system.