Evaluation of robust autonomy and implications on UAS certification and design

Perez, Tristan, Williams, Brendan, & de Lamberterie, Pierre (2012) Evaluation of robust autonomy and implications on UAS certification and design. In Proceedings of the 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Optimage Ltd / International Council of the Aeronautical Science, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

As the number of potential applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) grows in civilian operations and national security, National Airworthiness Authorities are under increasing pressure to provide a path for certification and allow UAS integration into the national airspace. The success of this integration depends on developments in improved UAS reliability and safety, regulations for certification, and technologies for operational performance and safety assessment. This paper focusses on the latter and describes the use of a framework for evaluating robust autonomy of UAS, namely, the autonomous system’s ability to either continue operation in the presence of faults or safely shut down. The paper draws parallels between the proposed evaluation framework and the evaluation of pilots during the licensing process. It also discusses how the data from the proposed evaluation can be uses as an aid for decision making in certification and UAS designs.

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ID Code: 70946
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Robust autonomy, UAS design & certification
ISBN: 978-0-9565333-1-9
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 05 May 2014 03:31
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 04:02

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