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Definition of airworthiness categories for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Clothier, Reece A., Palmer, Jennifer L., Walker, Rodney A., & Fulton, Neale L. (2010) Definition of airworthiness categories for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). In Proceedings of The 27th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, Acropolis Conference Centre, Nice. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper introduces a novel strategy for the specification of airworthiness certification categories for civil unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The risk-based approach acknowledges the fundamental differences between the risk paradigms of manned and unmanned aviation. The proposed airworthiness certification matrix provides a systematic and objective structure for regulating the airworthiness of a diverse range of UAS types and operations. An approach for specifying UAS type categories is then discussed. An example of the approach, which includes the novel application of data-clustering algorithms, is presented to illustrate the discussion.

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ID Code: 32789
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: UAS, UAV, Airworthiness, Civil regulations, Certification
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Research Science and Technology Policy (160511)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2010 07:39
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 13:48

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