Flight testing of an augmented separation management system providing separation protection during failure of the central communication network

Fan, Jiezhen S. & Ford, Jason J. (2011) Flight testing of an augmented separation management system providing separation protection during failure of the central communication network. In 14th Australian International Aerospace Congress : Building on History for the Future, 28 February - 3 March 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

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Future air traffic management concepts often involve the proposal of automated separation management algorithms that replaces human air traffic controllers. This paper proposes a new type of automated separation management algorithm (based on the satisficing approach) that utilizes inter-aircraft communication and a track file manager (or bank of Kalman filters) that is capable of resolving conflicts during periods of communication failure. The proposed separation management algorithm is tested in a range of flight scenarios involving during periods of communication failure, in both simulation and flight test (flight tests were conducted as part of the Smart Skies project). The intention of the conducted flight tests was to investigate the benefits of using inter-aircraft communication to provide an extra layer of safety protection in support air traffic management during periods of failure of the communication network. These benefits were confirmed.

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ID Code: 40462
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Separation management, Satisficing game theory, Inter-aircraft communication
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Avionics (090105)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2011 23:11
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2011 06:23

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