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UAS TAAC

The first UAS Flight Test Center was created between the FAA and NMSU in 2008. This site was added to the six congressionally directed sites that were later selected in 2013.

21st Century Aerospace - Technical Analysis and Applications Center 

2017 UAS TAAC Conference Registration now open.

Click here for information about the 2017 UAS TAAC Conference

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technical Analysis and Applications Center (TAAC) was established in 1999 with the mission to promote safe integration of UAS in the National Airspace System (NAS).  In order for a UAS to be flown in the USA outside of military airspace, a certificate of authorization (COA) or an experimental airworthiness certificate must be issued by the FAA; COAs have been obtained by New Mexico State University to operate the Aerostar and Orbiter UAS and the TAAC conducts flight operations within restricted airspace.  The TAAC has been involved in the testing of various UAS platforms and has produced a certification roadmap that is serving as a framework for UAS certification. 

The TAAC is a one-stop shop for: 

  • Critical technologies testing amd demonstrations
  • Planning for routine flight operations
  • Certification, regulatory, research and validation
  • Planning for and implementing your application

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technical Analysis and Applications Center was the start of the UAS technology area at PSL in 1999.  The UAS TAAC is the overarching business area that includes all UAS activities under it.  In addition the UAS TAAC started and continues the UAS TAAC Conference, now in its 19th year.  Please use the below link for more information on the UAS TAAC Conference.

We also can provide training for UAS operators, payload operators, and maintainers.  Our focus is on mid to small sized UAV's. We can develop a training program to fit your needs. For more information please contact us at TAAC.