Aircraft automation tasks requiring switching control

Techakesari, Onvaree & Ford, Jason J. (2011) Aircraft automation tasks requiring switching control. In Martin, Noel (Ed.) Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress, Engineers Australia, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-11.

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A key feature in future aircraft operations will be automation of various aircraft processes, such as air traffic separation management and the management of forced landing events. Automated versions of these processes will often involve consideration of multiple modes of operations and hence require consideration of automated decision processes able to switch between various available modes of operations. This paper proposes a switching algorithm on the basis of max-min decision theory. This algorithm is particularly suitable in situations where each operational mode has access to different set of partial information. We apply our proposed algorithm to the air traffic separation management problem. A simulation study is presented that illustrates the performance of the proposed switching algorithm.

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ID Code: 39045
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Air Traffic Separation Management, Control Systems, Decision Theory
ISBN: 9780987086303
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified (090199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Engineers Australia
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2010 01:38
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 23:03

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