SC-228, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

SC-228, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, established May 20, 2013, is working to develop the Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for DAA equipment and a Command and Control (C2) Data Link MOPS establishing L-Band and C-Band solutions. The initial phase of standards development focused on civil UAS equipped to operate into Class A airspace under IFR flight rules. The Operational Environment for the MOPS is the transitioning of a UAS to and from Class A or special use airspace, traversing Class D and E, and perhaps Class G airspace. The committee published the first of the Phase 1 documents in September of 2016 with the release of DO-362, Command and Control (C2) Data Link Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) (Terrestrial). Phase 2 of MOPS development is underway to specify DAA equipment to support extended UAS operations in Class D, E, and perhaps G, airspace. And Satellite-based C2. White papers describing Phase 2 activities will be delivered in the summer of 2017.

 

Leadership

Co-Chair Richard Heinrich Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Co-Chair Paul McDuffee Insitu, Inc.
Designated Federal Officer Steve Van Trees Federal Aviation Administration
Secretary Kristina Carr Federal Aviation Administration
Program Director Al Secen RTCA, Inc.

 

General Information

Terms of  Reference September 22, 2016
Next Meeting Agenda TBD
2017 Meetings July 14, 2017

 

Recently Completed Documents

DO-365 Detect and Avoid Minimum Operational Performance Standards Phase I (DAA MOPS) May 2017
DO-366 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Air-to-Air Radar Detect and Avoid (DAA) Systems Phase 1 May 2017
WP-2 Command and Control (C2) Data Link White Paper  
WP-1 Detect and Avoid (DAA) White Paper  

 

Archives

2016 Meetings July 14-15, 2016
October 7, 2016
November 14, 2016
December 15, 2016
2015 Meetings May 22, 2015
November 20, 2015
2014 Meetings February 28, 2014 
May 22, 2014
August 28, 2014
November 21, 2014

 

For additional meeting summaries, please contact the Program Director: Al Secen