A framework for testing robust autonomy of UAS during design and certification

Perez, Tristan, Donaire, Alejandro, de Lamberterie, Pierre, & Williams, Brendan (2011) A framework for testing robust autonomy of UAS during design and certification. In Moore, John R. & (Eds.) Proceedings of Infotech@Aerospace 2011, Aerospace Research Central, St. Louis, Missouri, pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

As the number of Uninhabited Airborne Systems (UAS) proliferates in civil applications, industry is increasingly putting pressure on regulation authorities to provide a path for certification and allow UAS integration into regulated 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 last topic and describes a framework for quantifying robust autonomy of UAS, which quantifies the system's ability to either continue operating in the presence of faults or safely shut down. Two figures of merit are used to evaluate vehicle performance relative to mission requirements and the consequences of autonomous decision making in motion control and guidance systems. These figures of merit are interpreted within a probabilistic framework, which extends previous work in the literature. The valuation of the figures of merit can be done using stochastic simulation scenarios during both vehicle development and certification stages with different degrees of integration of hardware-in-the-loop simulation technology. The objective of the proposed framework is to aid in decision making about the suitability of a vehicle with respect to safety and reliability relative to mission requirements.

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ID Code: 71100
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Uninhabited Airborne Systems, Certification, Integration, Safety assessment, Autonomy
DOI: 10.2514/6.2011-1425
ISBN: 9781600869440
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 01:44
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 04:33

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