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NASA wants to develop an air traffic control system intended to keep UAV operators informed.

The manager of NASA’s Safe Autonomous Systems Operations project, Parimal Kopardekar broke the news of the agency’s aspirations to Phys.org. Kopardekar said the system would keep track of UAVs and would provide their operators with information like what areas they should avoid for flight, what type of weather conditions they will encounter and information regarding the operation of other drones.

NASA is examining ways in which the information could be presented to the drones while in flight. One example is dynamic geo-fences, which would provide operators with the updates in real-time.

NASA wants to create air traffic control for drones

As drones become increasingly popular, especially non-commercial ones, the world has identified two needs: the need to regulate who can fly a drone. The second one is the need for air traffic control ...

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