Non-cooperative collision avoidance concept for Unmanned Aircraft System using satellite-based radar and radio communication

Ming Shih Huang, Ram M. Narayanan

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Abstract

Rapidly increasing growth and demand in various Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have pushed governmental regulation development and numerous technology research activities toward integrating unmanned and manned aircraft into the same civil airspace. Safety of other airspace users is the primary concern; thus, with the introduction of UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS), a key issue to overcome is the risk of a collision with manned aircraft. The challenge of UAV integration is global. In this paper, the authors present the operational concept and benefits of an airborne collision system for UAS based on a modified automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast (ADS-B) system, a promising technology under development globally. With the affordable Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Beacon Radio developed by The MITRE Corporation and the hybrid estimation approach for resource-limited UAS, the ADS-B radar concept appears to be an economically viable solution to detect both cooperative and non-cooperative targets using a single avionics package.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication30th Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Closing the Generation Gap
Subtitle of host publicationIncreasing Capability for Flight Operations among Legacy, Modern and Uninhabited Aircraft, DASC 2011
Pages5C21-5C29
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2011
Event30th Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Closing the Generation Gap: Increasing Capability for Flight Operations among Legacy, Modern and Uninhabited Aircraft, DASC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameAIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings

Other

Other30th Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Closing the Generation Gap: Increasing Capability for Flight Operations among Legacy, Modern and Uninhabited Aircraft, DASC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/16/1110/20/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Huang, M. S., & Narayanan, R. M. (2011). Non-cooperative collision avoidance concept for Unmanned Aircraft System using satellite-based radar and radio communication. In 30th Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Closing the Generation Gap: Increasing Capability for Flight Operations among Legacy, Modern and Uninhabited Aircraft, DASC 2011 (pp. 5C21-5C29). [6096081] (AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC.2011.6096081