Escalating demand in Singapore for cheap, high-tech commercial drones has prompted authorities in the city-state to develop an unmanned aerial system (UAS) traffic management (UTM) system.
A joint research centre called the Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI), led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), is working on a four-year project called Traffic Management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TM-UAS).
The project is scheduled to complete its initial phase of concept design and software simulation by the end of 2017.
TM-UAS research will pave the way for enacting rules and regulations to help improve safety and address security concerns.
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