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.

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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
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The authors confirm that they, and/or their company or organization, hold copyright on all of the original material included in this paper. The authors also confirm that they have obtained permission, from the copyright holder of any third party material included in this paper, to publish it as part of their paper. The authors confirm that they give permission, or have obtained permission from the copyright holder of this paper, for the publication and distribution of this paper as part of the ICAS2010 proceedings or as individual off-prints from the proceedings.
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: 20 Jun 2010 21:39
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 18:37

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