Work Item
ASTM WK58943

New Test Method for Evaluating Aerial Drone Safety: Light and Sound Emissions

1. Scope

The purpose of this test method is to specify the apparatuses, procedures, and performance metrics necessary to quantitatively evaluate the systems visible and audible ranges intended to clearly indicate the presence of the system. This test method applies to aerial systems operated remotely from a standoff distance appropriate for the intended mission. The system includes a remote operator in control of all functionality and any assistive features or autonomous behaviors that improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the overall system. This test method may be performed anywhere the specified apparatuses and environmental conditions can be implemented as described. Results should be considered within the context of related test methods when comprehensively evaluating system capabilities.


small unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, sUAS, GPS, anti-collision lighting, warning light, siren, strobe, visible range, audible range, nighttime operation, navigation lights, annunciator


None Provided

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


Developed by Subcommittee: E54.09

Committee: E54

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-07-2017

Technical Contact: Raymond Sheh

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