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Overview of JAXA and NASA Collaboration on Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Operations Integration in Disaster Response  (2022)
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Natural disasters have increased in frequency and intensity. With that increase has come an increased focus on improving disaster response efforts. As part of this focus, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have been in collaboration since 2016 to explore improved airspace management for disaster response through the integration of manned aircraft and small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The approach to this integration has been through leveraging JAXA's Disaster Relief Aircraft Information Sharing Network (D-NET) system for the coordinated management of manned aircraft assets combined with NASA's UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system for the management of UAS assets. To drive the innovation in improved response, JAXA and NASA have successfully connected respective systems and conducted a series of live flight tests first as part of a large-scale disaster drill and later in dedicated research flights. In each case, the D-NET and UTM systems were connected and exchanged data in real-time, which supported the planning and tracking of manned and unmanned operations. Through these test events, a number of key findings were derived through data analysis and stakeholder interviews with respect to the improvements offered by the integrated systems as well as key considerations for situation awareness of pilots regarding other operations in the airspace and flight path management.
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disaster, exchange, helicopter mission, information, integration, JAXA, response, system, UTM
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33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 4-9, 2022
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