Work Item
ASTM WK85153

New Specification for Vertiport Automation Supplemental Data Service Provider (SDSP) Performance

1. Scope

The objective is to define minimum performance-based standards for Vertiport Automation Supplemental Data Service Provider (SDSP) data and services to UAS Service Suppliers/Providers (USS/USP), Operators in a UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and Provider of Services for UAM (PSU) ecosystem. These services will provide present and forecast facility information and products to enable VLOS and BVLOS UAS operations. Vertiport Automation services may also support other USS/PSU capabilities, such as geofencing and flight planning for applications involving Unmanned Aircraft systems and Urban Air Mobility (Advanced Aerial Mobility). This standard will also support spectrum radionavigation equipment and installation approvals.


vertiport; automation; smart infrastructure; UAM; PSU; AAM


a. Vertiport information will be used in flight planning and go/no-go decision-making, both autonomously and with RPIC (human) involvement to meet regulatory requirements.
b. Vertiport information used for in-flight decision making
c. Vertiport information collection for anomalous aircraft incidents and events4. Specification is intended to be used by vertiport facility service providers to qualify their systems for use within a UTM/PSU ecosystem. Specification may also be used by USS/PSU procuring vertiport SDSP services as part of RFPs or contracts.
5. Specification should help address risk-based considerations exemptions, operational certifications, and equipment certifications by enabling determination of bounds on performance that are acceptable by civil regulators.
6. Specification may include guidance on appropriate means of presenting information, taking into account human factors and situational awareness considerations.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F38.04

Committee: F38

Staff Manager: Mary Mikolajewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-02-2023

Technical Contact: Jonathan Daniels

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