United States Publication 20090248287

20090248287

UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM POSITION REPORTING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

Published:  October 1, 2009

Inventors:  Limbaugh; Douglas V.; (Glendale, AZ) ; Barnhard; David H.; (Liburn, GA) ; Rychener; Thomas H.; (Phoenix, AZ)

Abstract:  Methods of communicating the location of an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Implementations of the method may include receiving position data for a UAS with an air traffic control reporting system (ATC-RS) from a ground control station (GCS) in communication with the UAS, where the ATC-RS and the GCS are coupled together and located on the ground. The method may include transmitting the position data using one or more telecommunication modems included in the ATC-RS to an air traffic control center (ATC) and transmitting the position data using an automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) and traffic information services broadcast (TIS-B) receiver to one or more aircraft.