Parimal Kopardekar

Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management System

Parimal Kopardekar

Talk: Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management System

Parimal "PK" Kopardekar is developing a system to safely enable low altitude unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations. The system is referred to as UAS Traffic Management (UTM). The UTM will safely enable a variety of business models and multiple operations in the same airspace. The UTM will provide services such as airspace configuration and geo-fencing, weather and wind integration, demand/capacity imbalance management, and separation management, and contingency management. The UTM system will evolve through four builds, which will be collaboratively tested with partners. The final prototype will be available for persistent daily use of UAS operations beyond line of sight.

Parimal Kopardekar

Dr. Parimal Kopardekar serves as the Manager of the NASA’s Safe Autonomous System Operations (SASO) Project. The goal of the project is to develop autonomy related concepts, technologies, and architectures that will increase efficiency, safety, and capacity of airspace operations.Prior to this, PK managed the NASA NextGen Concepts and Technology Development Project.