- Jens Finkhaeuser
- Morten Larsen
The operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) currently sees limitations in beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions. Outside of military operations, regulations and technology for safe operations are still being developed. To ensure alignment with regulatory demands in such scenarios, the complete UAS must be designed to meet the required safety standards. This includes the design of the Command, Control and Communication (C3) link. In this paper, we examine the nascent regulatory framework and technical challenges facing system designers who wish to achieve high levels of safety and compliance utilizing cost-effective communications networks. We further propose a path towards achieving this goal. This file is a preprint version of the paper with the given DOI to be presented at HiPEAC DroneSE '21.