Unmanned aircraft system sense and avoid integrity and continuity: Uncertainty in aircraft dynamics

Michael B. Jamoom, Mathieu Joerger, Boris Pervan

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3 Scopus citations


This research aims at developing methods to meet safety targets for sense and avoid (SAA) sensors of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) through integrity and continuity risk evaluation. This paper builds upon previous work that assumed a constant velocity aircraft encounter model. We refine this model by accounting for intruder aircraft accelerations due to pilot actions, such as changes in thrust. These methods can determine the acceptability of a sensor or set of sensors. A sensitivity analysis evaluates the impact on integrity and continuity of sensor noise, range and sample interval. The methods described in this research can set potential SAA sensor requirements for UAS integration into the National Airspace System.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Infotech @ Aerospace Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103889
StatePublished - 2016
EventAIAA Infotech @ Aerospace Conference, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2016Jan 8 2016

Publication series

NameAIAA Infotech @ Aerospace Conference


ConferenceAIAA Infotech @ Aerospace Conference, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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