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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 66385
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Autonomous landing, forced landing, light aircraft
DOI: 10.1109/AUCC.2013.6697267
ISBN: 9781479924981
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
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Engineers Australia
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2014 01:12
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 11:53

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