ASTM WK31511

    Work Item: ASTM WK31511 - New Specification for Batteries for Use in Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F38.01 | Committee F38 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Scope

    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.


    Keywords

    Battery Standard; small UAS battery systems

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    01-04-2011

    Technical Contact:
    Fred Marks

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    F38 (13-02)

    Status:
    Withdrawn From Balloting

    Item:
    003

    Ballot:
    F38 (13-04)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F3005-2014 and Pending Publication