This technical document provides the Initial Annual Report for the sUAS Traffic Analysis report for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The purpose of this report is to inform the FAA in four critical areas: (1) identify, assess, and monitor for sUAS safety hazards; (2) determine the effectiveness of existing sUAS regulations; (3) accurately forecast sUAS traffic levels; and (4) aid in identifying and assessing future aviation risk.

The research data was collected through a partnership with two companies that deployed 166 UAS detection sensors deployed across 64 different geographical areas.

Publication Date- August 1, 2022

This document contains the following major sections:

  • Introduction and Background
  • Methodology, Preliminary Findings & Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix

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Authors- Ryan J. Wallace, Ed.D.; Brent A. Terwilliger, Ph.D.; Scott R. Winter, Ph.D.; Stephen Rice, Ph.D.; Kristy M. Kiernan, Ph.D.; Scott S. Burgess, Ph.D.; Carolina L. Anderson, Ph.D.; Armando De Abreu; Gerardo Arboleda; Luis Gomez

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