Welcome to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Operations Challenge! This competition is a NASA Centennial Challenge Program. Competitors in a Phase 1 competition will compete for $500,000 in prizes by demonstrating UAS technology and capabilities that are critical to their integration into the national airspace. The Ohio/Indiana UAS Center & Test Complex will host the Phase 1 Competition at Camp Atterbury Range, near Edinburgh, IN. Development Projects, Inc. (part of the Dayton Development Coalition) of Dayton, Ohio is managing the competition.

The UAS Airspace Operations Challenge (UAS AOC) is one of several challenges in NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program and is coordinated by NASA Ames Research Center in California on behalf of NASA’s Space Technology and Aeronautics Research Mission Directorates.

The Phase 1 competition will have a $500,000 prize pool, and take place from 28 April – 7 May 2014. A Phase 2 competition that follows one year after the successful completion of Phase 1 is anticipated and is expected to have up to $1 million in additional prize money available for winning participants.