IEEE-USA’s Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy (CTAP) contributes to the formulation of sound legislation, regulations and policies affecting aeronautics, astronautics and ground transportation technologies in the United States. Its scope includes civil aviation, intelligent transportation systems, manned and unmanned space exploration programs and related communications, infrastructure security, remote sensing and privacy protection issues.
IEEE-USA will work to advance the safety, efficiency, security, and sustainability of transportation on surface, air and space, with a view towards promoting U.S. technology leadership and competitiveness. Priorities include:
- upgrading and modernizing the national airspace system with communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management automation technology;
- promoting the use of intelligent transportation systems to improve transportation safety and to optimize traffic flow to ease congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce energy use;
- advancing a technology-focused national space program that balances exploration, science, national security, and international partnerships;
- advocating the development of controls safeguards and standards to establish cybersecurity and safety in all transportation systems and to improve port and aviation security; and
- advancing UAV commercialization through technology policies that address autonomous control system safety, security, and efficacy.
The following CTAP position statements have been adopted by IEEE-USA. Statements marked with an asterisk (*) are currently under review with updates expected in 2022:
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Department of Transportation
Department of Commerce
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