The UASSC released version 1.0 of its standardization roadmap in December 2018, and version 2.0 in June 2020. Like its predecessor, version 2.0 of the roadmap identifies existing standards and standards in development, defines where gaps exist, and makes recommendations for priority areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization including pre-standardization research and development (R&D). The roadmap includes proposed timelines for completion of the work and lists organizations that potentially can perform the work.
Issues are addressed under the broad headings of: Airworthiness; Flight Operations; Personnel Training, Qualifications, and Certification; Infrastructure Inspections; Environmental Applications; Commercial Services; Workplace Safety; and Public Safety Operations. The document also includes brief overviews of the UAS activities of the FAA, other U.S. federal government agencies, standards developing organizations (SDOs), and various industry groups.
The UASSC roadmap describes 71 gaps where no published standard currently exists to respond to a particular industry need. When a standards developer or other organization initiates or completes work in a specific area identified in one of those gaps, an update is made to the Gaps Progress Report. These updates will re-published periodically as work continues.