On-Demand: Navigating Safety Certification in UAS Platforms

Originally aired on April 12, 2022, at Unmanned Systems Virtual Conference.

Whether you call them UAVs, UASs, RPAs [remotely piloted aircraft], or just plain drones, they are not only a key force multiplier for the U.S. military but are also becoming a larger part of civilian airspace. While flight control technology for manned aircraft is well established and has many processes and solutions in place for meeting avionics safety certification standards – such as DO-178C and DO-254 – challenges remain regarding the certification of embedded avionics systems on unmanned platforms. Requirements for safety certification of UAS platforms are still evolving. 

This session will cover these UAS challenges and solutions for navigating safety certification challenges in unmanned aircraft.

Presented by

Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, Aerospace and Defense, RTI

Vance Hilderman, Chief Technical Officer, AFuzion

Tom Furey, Chief Executive Officer, Sagetech Avionics