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ANSI establishes UASSC initiative
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will launch its UAS Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), in September in Washington, DC, the institute announced on 21 August.
The UASSC mission is to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and conformity assessment programmes required to facilitate the safe, mass integration of UAS into the US' national airspace system.
The initiative will work to develop a standardisation roadmap to identify existing standards and standards in development, define where gaps exist, and recommend additional work that is required, along with a proposed timeline for its completion, and suggest organisations that can perform the work.
The aim is to describe the current standards landscape, articulate standardisation needs, inform resource allocation for standards participation, and drive coordinated standards activity while minimising duplication of effort.
S Joe Bhatia, president and CEO, ANSI, said: ‘ANSI looks forward to bringing together members of the public and private sectors for a discussion of standardisation needs to support this exciting area of technology. The institute has a successful track record serving as a neutral facilitator to convene such collaboratives when there is a demonstrated need for coordination.
'That is the case with UAS where many standards developing organisations are involved, as our discussion earlier this year demonstrated.’
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