The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) conducted research focused on minimum pilot procedures and operational practices used by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators today for the purpose of developing recommendations. This research recommends four pilot and 46 operational minimum procedures to operate a civil single-engine, fixed-wing, single-pilot-configured UAS flying in beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) conditions. These recommendations are anticipated to support potential future aircrew procedure requirements for UAS larger than 55 lbs. operating in the National Airspace System (NAS). These procedures were validated using representative Control Stations in simulated environments.
Cerreta, Joseph; Snyder, Paul; Waller, Zachary P.; Brandt, Amanda; Bruner, Timothy; Kroeber, Scott; Meyer, Andrea; Standbury, Richard S.; Storm, Ronald; Ullrich, Gary M.; and Watson, William, "A10 – Human Factors Considerations of UAS Procedures and Control Stations: Tasks PC-1 through PC-3 Pilot and Crew (PC) Subtask, Recommended Requirements and Operational Procedures" (2017). Aviation Faculty Publications. 4.