Safety critical platform for mini UAS insertion into the common airspace

Bálint Vanek, Péter Bauer, István Gozse, Márk Lukátsi, István Réti, József Bokor

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Abstract

The present article details the research steps and experimental results obtained during the development of a safety critical mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The research effort is driven by the need of developing a low cost UAV platform which demonstrates several capabilities required for future integration of such systems into the national airspace (NAS). One key aspect is the sense-and-avoid (SAA) capability, which is solved via an electro optical sensor suite, coupled with the necessary onboard image processing and estimation tasks. The other aspect is the reliability of the overall flight control system, which is solved with a distributed redundant flight control architecture using smart actuators and relying on both hardware and analytical redundancy. The present article gives an overview of the system characteristics and the architectural considerations during the development of the platform, which is partially based on legacy software and hardware components using commercial of the shelf (COTS) hobby components. The experimental results are obtained with a high-fidelity hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) environment of the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) where system faults are injected and effectively handled with reconfiguration after detecting them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2014
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period1/13/141/17/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Vanek, B., Bauer, P., Gozse, I., Lukátsi, M., Réti, I., & Bokor, J. (2014). Safety critical platform for mini UAS insertion into the common airspace. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-0977