This battery standard will provide the information to safely incorporate battery power into small UAS whether used for electric propulsion or as incorporated in subsystems that affect flight safety
No matter how reliable sUAS systems are, battery failure normally has the higest rate. However, following good standards for manufacture and maintenance of batteries has the highest leverage on system reliability. Since these UAS will need to be built to ASTM standards for small UAS, they will need a battery standard to effectively meet requirements for flying in civil airspace. This standard will provide the ASTM standard for batteries that will satisfy regulatory requirements.
KeywordsBattery Standard; small UAS battery systems
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