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This standard specifies the requirements for batteries used in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It covers the standard terminology for sUAS as well as the requirements with respect to cells, mechanical design and assembly, electrical design, and maintenance of the pack and the recording of maintenance data.
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1.1 This standard defines the requirements for batteries used in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).
1.2 This standard does not define requirements for the systems in which sUAS battery packs may be utilized.
1.3 This standard is subordinate to Specification .
1.4 If allowed by a nation’s GAA, certain sUAS may be exempt from this standard and may use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) batteries in non-safety-critical payloads (lithium chemistries may not be exempted). Air transport regulations still shall be adhered to when air transport is used for COTS cells or batteries in bulk.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F2910 Specification for Design, Construction, and Test of a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)
Other StandardsANSI/ASQ Z1.4-2008 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from American Society for Quality (ASQ), 600 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203, http://www.asq.org. UL 1642 Standard for Lithium Batteries Applicable only to on cell suppliers. Available from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), 2600 N.W. Lake Rd., Camas, WA 98607-8542, http://www.ul.com.
ICS Number Code 49.050 (Aerospace engines and propulsion systems)
UNSPSC Code 25130000(Aircraft)
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ASTM F3005-14a, Standard Specification for Batteries for Use in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top