Feature article: Onboard visual sense and avoid system for small aircraft

Tamás Zsedrovits, Pazmany Peter, Péter Bauer, Borbála Jani Mátyásné Pencz, Antal Hiba, István Gozse, Máté Kisantal, Máté Németh, Zoltán Nagy, Bálint Vanek, Ákos Zarándy, József Bokor

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The sense and avoid (SAA) capability is a key issue in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the common airspace [1]. Besides the lack of a regulatory framework in most countries, some technological challenges are still not resolved which holds back routine UAS applications. Most UAS or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have no SAA capability. The separation for these aircrafts must be done solely by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) which is not cost effective. Furthermore, in the case of a lost link, there should be some kind of collision avoidance capability onboard; otherwise, if we want to maintain the current safety level of the air traffic system, a single unmanned airplane would block a significant sector of the airspace.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7590295
Pages (from-to)18-27
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zsedrovits, T., Peter, P., Bauer, P., Pencz, B. J. M., Hiba, A., Gozse, I., Kisantal, M., Németh, M., Nagy, Z., Vanek, B., Zarándy, Á., & Bokor, J. (2016). Feature article: Onboard visual sense and avoid system for small aircraft. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 31(9), 18-27. [7590295]. https://doi.org/10.1109/MAES.2016.150129