Selecting Technology for Assessment
In selecting equipment for testing, TSA considers suitability based on the multimodal capabilities it is responsible for protecting, including aviation environments, surface transportation venues, and critical infrastructure. The C-UAS test beds will be continuously refreshed with new C-UAS technologies to keep pace with the rapidly evolving UAS technology market and threat.
Please direct all vendor engagement inquiries to: TSA_UAS@tsa.dhs.gov
C-UAS Technology Working Group
Co-chaired by TSA and the FBI, the C-UAS Technology Working Group (WG) was established with a formal charter under the UAS Executive Committee UAS Security Senior Steering Group. The WG’s 30+ member agencies include DOD, DOJ, FAA, and all appropriate DHS agencies. The WG’s 160+ members collaborate to help ensure that interagency and industry stakeholders have access to and share technology testing results, share resources, and establish C-UAS technology testing standards across the interagency. This increased information sharing will also help ensure data is interpretable and useable for stakeholders.
Objectives of the C-UAS Technology Working Group:
- Develop a common strategy for standardizing testing in multiple operational environments.
- Establish a standardized process for sharing testing data across the interagency.
- Establish a standardized process for establishing C-UAS technology test beds that meet interagency requirements.
- Develop a standardized process for disseminating requirements to industry to facilitate the rapid growth of C-UAS technology.
U.S. government partners who have equities or relevant experience in the C-UAS Technology WG objectives may reach out to TSA_UAS@tsa.dhs.gov to request to learn more about the WG or become a member.
C-UAS Security Technology Catalog (In Development)
TSA will develop and disseminate a C-UAS Security Technology Catalog which will include the following information:
- Tested attributes and deployment considerations
- Effective range, probability of detection, probability of false alarm
- Installation and operational guidance
- Speed of operation, data accessibility and storage
- CONOPS recommendations
Once published, the catalog will be updated annually and shared with appropriate stakeholders.
Surface Transportation Security Technology Catalog
TSA has developed a Surface Transportation Security Technology Catalog (STSTC) which highlights security technologies applicable for surface transportation and public area applications. Updated annually, the STSTC consists of evaluation summaries for products that have been laboratory and field tested by TSA since 2007. The STSTC is intended as a resource for TSA and its stakeholders that enables a greater awareness of technology and helps decision makers to make more informed technology investment decisions.
The 2022 Catalog contains: 15 years of technology assessment data from lab and field testing; 37 summaries from Security Technology Demos since FY16; 45 Commercially Available Technologies; 28 Legacy Systems.
To request a digital or hard copy of the Surface Transportation Security Technology Catalog please email: TSAMPAC@tsa.dhs.gov