Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Staff Manager: Stephen Mawn 610-832-9726


    Committee Scope

    The development of standards and guidance materials for unmanned air vehicle systems. The of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and organizations having mutual interest.
    The focus of the committee shall be the development of technical publications including (but not necessarily limited too):
    1. Minimum safety, performance, and flight proficiency requirements.
    2. Quality assurance - to install manufacturing controls that will assure vehicles conform to design criteria.
    3. Productions acceptance test and procedures assuring that the completed vehicle systems meet reported performance as demonstrated in the prototype vehicle system. This includes limits such as: empty weight and center of gravity, performance specifications, controllability and maneuverability trim, stability, stall speed and handling characteristics, engine cooling and operation characteristics, propeller limits, systems functions, and folding or removable lifting surfaces.
    4. A baseline plan for continued airworthiness systems, including methods for monitoring and maintaining continued operational safety, and processes for identifying, reporting, and remedying safety-of-flight issues.