The Unmanned Aerial System can also loiter at a different speed presenting the opportunity of other

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The Unmanned Aerial System can also loiter at a different speed presenting the opportunity of other aircraft to overtaking the UAS. Due to this ability, potential midair collision scenarios are numerous. Two critical technological functions will separate the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s architectures in the system. The vehicle’s ability to control the vehicle, survey and avoid must be addressed by the FAA to mitigate the risk of midair and ground collision factors. UAS technology can perform hovering functions and offers potential advantages of lethal or non-lethal weapons; Thermal infrared-visual EO sensors; video recorders, detectors, spectrometers, spectrophotometers; just to name a few. All of these items and then some could aid in…show more content…
The information could take longer to receive due to windows of opportunity, and other forms of interferences. Emergencies would not receive the depth of perception supplied by the capabilities a UAS can provide. There would still be intrusion into our lives but in some cases (depending on who you are) on a smaller scale. The possibility of midair and ground collisions would occur. It unrealistic to say our condition would be worst but forward progress would be hampered. Recommendations The FAA is bound by Title 49 of the US Code that governs transportation; Subtitle I of Title 49 which governs the DOT, and Subtitle VII which governs aviation programs. This charges the FAA that they “shall consider ….assigning and maintaining safety as the highest priority in air commerce” and “enhancing safety” (Weibel, 2005). The classification of UAVs is so broad in nature any craft could fit; as one writer stated, “Could also include paper airplanes” (Weibel, 2005). It is recommended the FAA continue to work with all other relevant governing agencies, and public entities to create better regulations that are specifically applicable to every class of Unmanned Aerial System. Although there are guidelines set forth by the FAA, laying a better foundation of classification of each Unmanned Aerial System that covers capabilities, flight envelope, and specified usage. These guidelines must be applicable across the board. The FAA should put just as much thought

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