Small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) categorization framework for low altitude traffic services

Liling Ren, Mauricio Castillo-Effen, Han Yu, Eric Johnson, Yongeun Yoon, Nakamura Takuma, Corey A. Ippolito

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Abstract

Within the context of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic management (UTM), an small UAS (sUAS) categorization framework has been established for low altitude traffic services to enable safe and efficient sUAS operations. This is achieved on the foundation of understanding the existing manned aircraft, model aircraft, and UAS categorization methods, and the effects of sUAS design and operational characteristics on the trajectory of the sUAS itself and interactions the sUAS may have with the environment, other aerial vehicles, people, and structures on the ground. The framework includes categorization methods for each of the following aspects: aircraft configuration, type of flight, flight rules, performance-based navigation (PBN) capabilities, flight and operations control, and vehicle flight performance. Initial criteria for the categorization methods were discussed along with additional analysis needs to improve and refine the framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538603659
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2017
Event36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2017 - St. Petersburg, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2017Sep 21 2017

Publication series

NameAIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings
Volume2017-September
ISSN (Print)2155-7195
ISSN (Electronic)2155-7209

Other

Other36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg
Period9/17/179/21/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ren, L., Castillo-Effen, M., Yu, H., Johnson, E., Yoon, Y., Takuma, N., & Ippolito, C. A. (2017). Small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) categorization framework for low altitude traffic services. In 2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2017 - Proceedings [8101996] (AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings; Vol. 2017-September). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC.2017.8101996