The smart skies project : enabling technologies for future airspace environments

Clothier, Reece A., Frousheger, Dennis, & Wilson, Michael (2012) The smart skies project : enabling technologies for future airspace environments. In Proceedings of the 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences , Brisbane, Qld, pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

This paper summarises the achievements of the Smart Skies Project, a three-year, multi-award winning international project that researched, developed and extensively flight tested four enabling aviation technologies: an electrooptical mid-air collision avoidance system, a static obstacle avoidance system, a mobile ground-based air traffic surveillance system, and a global automated airspace separation management system. The project included the development of manned and unmanned flight test aircraft, which were used to characterise the performance of the prototype systems for a range of realistic scenarios under a variety of environmental conditions. In addition to the collection of invaluable flight data, the project achieved world-firsts in the demonstration of future automated collision avoidance and separation management concepts. This paper summarises these outcomes, the overall objectives of the project, the research and the development of the prototype systems, the engineering of the flight test systems, and the results obtained from flight-testing.

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ID Code: 57358
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Smart Skies project, unmanned aircraft, UAV
ISBN: 9780956533319
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2013 00:39
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:32

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