Autonomous forced landing system for light general aviation aircraft in unknown environments
Arain, Bilal, Warren, Michael, Yang, Xilin, Gonzalez, Luis F., Mejias, Luis, & Upcroft, Ben (2013) Autonomous forced landing system for light general aviation aircraft in unknown environments. In Sreeram, Victor (Ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC), IEEE, Fremantle, WA, pp. 169-170.
This paper presents a system which enhances the capabilities of a light general aviation aircraft to land autonomously in case of an unscheduled event such as engine failure. The proposed system will not only increase the level of autonomy for the general aviation aircraft industry but also increase the level of dependability. Safe autonomous landing in case of an engine failure with a certain level of reliability is the primary focus of our work as both safety and reliability are attributes of dependability. The system is designed for a light general aviation aircraft but can be extended for dependable unmanned aircraft systems. The underlying system components are computationally efficient and provides continuous situation assessment in case of an emergency landing. The proposed system is undergoing an evaluation phase using an experimental platform (Cessna 172R) in real world scenarios.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Autonomous landing, forced landing, light aircraft|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems (090104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Avionics (090105)
|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 2013 Engineers Australia|
|Deposited On:||21 Jan 2014 01:12|
|Last Modified:||15 Sep 2016 11:53|
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