IEEE UAS Standards Tracking and Standards Development Related Research Needs

This paper discusses the findings of an integrated team that formed to identify current IEEE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) standards and possible research gaps. The team identified the list of standards published by the IEEE and validated whether the standards had been captured correctly. The team also identified research gaps in the current standards and, hence, possible future UAS standards development activities. As part of the effort, the team further identified multiple UAS standards developed for communications and networking, operations and applications, sensors, payload interfaces, and power research areas. The team could not identify any specific research gaps in the current standards development activities but did note a few IEEE standards development projects that need future research. Overall, participants found few general research gaps. In the future, the team should expand to include members from all unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) working groups to better capture research gaps.


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