Sense and avoid for unmanned aircraft systems: Ensuring integrity and continuity for three dimensional intruder trajectories

Michael B. Jamoom, Mathieu Joerger, Boris Pervan

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

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. The SAA problem is presented as a three-dimensional, two-body problem. A Kalman filter approach is introduced to accommodate arbitrary sensor suites. Aircraft relative position and velocity estimates, referred to as trajectory state estimates, are transformed into hazard state estimates, which are used to quantify integrity and continuity risks. A sensitivity analysis is performed based on a set of representative, near-worst-case, three-dimensional intruder trajectories. The resulting impact on integrity and continuity is quantified for a composite nominal sensor. The concepts and methods in this research are intended to be used as a tool for certification authorities to set potential requirements for integration into the national airspace system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication28th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Navigation
Pages860-876
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781510817258
StatePublished - 2015
Event28th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2015 - Tampa, United States
Duration: Sep 14 2015Sep 18 2015

Publication series

Name28th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2015
Volume2

Conference

Conference28th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityTampa
Period9/14/159/18/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Software

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    Jamoom, M. B., Joerger, M., & Pervan, B. (2015). Sense and avoid for unmanned aircraft systems: Ensuring integrity and continuity for three dimensional intruder trajectories. In 28th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2015 (pp. 860-876). (28th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2015; Vol. 2). Institute of Navigation.