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Project Title: Assessing the Risks of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-16-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board DEPS

RSO:
Day, Dwayne

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; Space and Aeronautics


Assessing the Risks of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration
January 31, 2018 - February 2, 2018
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Dionna Wise
Email: dwise@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2447
Fax:


Agenda:

Committee on Assessing the Risks of
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration

Draft Agenda
Meeting #3: January 31- February 2, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Keck Center Room 201
500 5th St., NW Washington, D.C. 20001
OPEN SESSION

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:29 a.m. Meeting Convenes

8:30 a.m. Update from the FAA Sabrina Saunders-Hodge
FAA

9:00 a.m. UAS EXCOM Science and Research Rodney Cole/Ted Lester/Dallas Brooks
Panel (SARP) Approaches to UAS Risk UAS Executive Committee

9:45 a.m. Testing at a UAS Test Site Mark Blanks
MAAP/VaTech UAS Test Site

11:00 a.m. Break

NOTE: COMMITTEE WILL GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AFTER THE SPEAKERS

11:15a.m. Committee Discussion Committee

12:00 p.m. Discussion will continue over a working lunch in the meeting room

1:00 p.m. Committee Discussion Committee

2:00 p.m. Committee Discussion Committee

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Committee Discussion Committee

OPEN SESSION

4:00 p.m. Northrop Grumman Perspectives on UAS (Via phone) Doug Davis
Northrop Grumman



5:00 p.m. Meeting moves to alternate location for working dinner at 6:00 pm

6:00 p.m. Working dinner at Zaytinya Restaurant 701 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC
8:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, February 1, 2018

EXECUTIVE SESSION

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes

9:00 a.m. Committee Discussion Committee

10:00 a.m. Committee Discussion Committee

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Committee Discussion Committee

12:00 p.m. Discussion will continue over a working lunch in the meeting room

1:00 p.m. Committee Discussion Committee

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Committee Discussion Committee

5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Friday, February 2, 2018

EXECUTIVE SESSION

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 a.m. Committee Discussion Committee

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Committee Discussion Committee

12:00 p.m. Discussion will continue over a working lunch in the cafeteria

1:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

Statement of Task
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will appoint an ad hoc committee with representation from industry, academia and government to undertake a study to evaluate the potential of probabilistic assessments of risks and other risk assessment methods for streamlining the process of integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS) and identify supporting research and development opportunities in this field. The committee will execute the following tasks:
• Consider recent, current, and planned FAA efforts to evaluate the risks associated with the integration of UAS into the national airspace system and risk assessment methods.
• Consider mechanisms for assessing severity and likelihood metrics required for probabilistic and other appropriate risk assessment methods based on UAS design characteristics (e.g., weight, speed, materials, and technologies) and operational characteristics (e.g., airspace characteristics, population density, and whether they are piloted remotely or autonomously).
• Determine how the scope and detail required of risk assessment methods may vary for different sizes and operations of UAS (e.g., Part 107 vs. Part 91 operations) and whether certain classes of UAS (micro, etc.) could be operated with the assumption they are inherently low risk.
• Evaluate other methods that could reasonably be used to evaluate the risks of UAS integration in the NAS. What are the benefits and limitations of these alternate methods? How do these alternate methods compare to probabilistic risk assessment methods as well as severity and likelihood metrics traditionally used by the FAA for manned aircraft?
• What state of the art assessment methods are currently in use by industry, academia, other agencies of the U.S. government, or other international civil aviation authorities that could benefit the FAA?
• What are the key advancements or goals for performance-based expanded UAS operations in the NAS that can reasonably be achieved through the application of the recommended risk assessment methods in the short-term (1-5 years), mid-term (5-10 years) and the longer-term (10-20 years).
• What are the key challenges or barriers that must be overcome to implement the recommended risk assessment methods in order to attain these key goals?
• In light of ongoing research and likely advances in risk assessment methods by other organizations, what research and development projects related to risk assessment methods should be the highest priority for the FAA?
• Are there other related recommendations to streamline FAA processes (not governed by regulation) that would either improve the effectiveness of risk assessment methods for integration of UAS into the national airspace system or expedite the development of such methods?
The committee may also comment on the effectiveness of risk assessment methods as they pertain to decision making and different modes of UAS operations. However, the committee will not recommend changes to regulations governing UAS operations, nor will the study recommend changes to the organization of the FAA. The scope of this study includes UAS certifications well as operational approval.



The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:

This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.

Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

GENERAL NOTES

Keck Center: Is located at 500 Fifth St. NW, in Washington’s Penn Quarter district, adjacent to Judiciary Square and the Verizon Center. The closest Metro stations are Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines; take “7th and F St.” exit and turn left) and Judiciary Square (Red line; take National Building Museum exit and turn left). Directions available at the following website: http://www.nationalacademies.org/about/contact/nax.html.

Keck Security/ID required: Meeting attendees entering the building will need to show a photo ID to the Security Guard, who checks the ID against the attendee list.

Keck Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the Keck Center’s underground lot. Access to the lot is off of Sixth Street (between E and F Streets).

Wi-Fi Connection: To connect to the Wi-Fi choose “Visitor Network” then open up a browser and click “Accept terms and conditions.” You will then be connected to the internet.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch will be available at the meeting. In order to remain in compliance with government guidelines that preclude civil servants from accepting meals, we have provided a break-down for civil servants needing to reimburse those costs. The reimbursement cost of breakfast is $16 and is $17 for lunch. Checks, payable to the National Academy of Sciences, are preferred. There is also a refectory available for purchasing your meals in the building on the 3rd floor.

Hotel: Blocks of rooms for the use of committee members and guests has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Hotel; 900 10th Street, Washington, D.C. 20001. The telephone number is 202-739-2001. Additional information can be found at: http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/district-of-columbia/embassy-suites-by-hilton-washington-dc-convention-center-WASCCES/index.html . The hotel is 0.7 miles from the Keck Center.


REMOTE CONNECTION DETAILS
Topic: Risks of Unmanned Aircraft Systems M3
Time: Jan 31, 2018 8:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 144 341 613

Topic: Risks of Unmanned Aircraft Systems M3 Open PM
Time: Jan 31, 2018 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 353 202 604

Last updated: January 29, 3:30 PM.


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
George T. Ligler (Chair)
Brian M. Argrow
Gregory Baecher
Stephen P. Cook
Leticia Cuellar-Hengartner
Margaret T. Jenny
Andrew R. Lacher
Karen B. Marais
Paul McDuffee
via Zoom
Amy R. Pritchett
via Zoom/In-person
Agam N. Sinha
Karen E. Willcox
Craig A. Woolsey

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
*The committee discussed 1/31 presentations.
*The committee revisited and discussed the statement of task.
*The committee discussed their findings and recommendations.
*Homework writing assignments.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No outside materials were distributed to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: January 31, 2018