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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Operations Challenge (UAS AOC)

NASA's Centennial Challenges Program has cancelled the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airspace Operations Challenge (AOC) due to unanticipated technical and operational issues as well as additional costs. NASA Centennial Challenges have historically been high-risk and leveraged activities conducted with minimal government funding. NASA reviewed the intended outcomes of the AOC and determined that the competition was no longer timely or cost-effective to execute as planned. NASA's cancellation of the AOC was not based in any way on technical progress or performance of the registered teams.

The teams' registration fees, in escrow with the competition’s allied organization, Development Projects, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, will be returned.

NASA is interested in meeting with each of the challenge teams to discuss their innovative work.

 

 

UAS AOC Partner Organizations

UAS OAC Challenge Website
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Operations Challenge is managed by Development Projects, Inc.

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) works to solve the challenges that still exist in our nation's air transportation system: air traffic congestion, safety and environmental impacts.

In the Media

NASA Eyes Centennial Challenge For Unmanned Aircraft (Aero)
10.21.12 -
Prize of up to $1.5 million considered for successful demonstrations.

Page Last Updated: November 19th, 2014
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