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UAS Air Traffic Insertion Starts Now (Real-time simulation of UAS in ATC)

Schmitt, Dirk-Roger and Hesselink, Henk H. (2011) UAS Air Traffic Insertion Starts Now (Real-time simulation of UAS in ATC). In: Proc. Third CEAS Air & Space Conference. Third CEAS (Council of European Aerospace Societies) Air&Space Conference, 24. - 28. October 2011, Venice, Italy.

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Abstract

The project SINUE (Satellites enabling the Integration in Non-segregated airspace of UAS in Europe), investigated to fly an UAS as IFR traffic within national borders in controlled, non-segregated airspace by communication link via satellites. A real-time man-in-the-loop simulation environment has been set-up, where real air traffic controllers, a real pilot (for other traffic), and a pilot at a UAS ground control station (GCS) participated to evaluate the concept. Several representative scenarios were evaluated, including emergency situations. We have shown that integration of UAS in controlled airspace, is a feasible concept; air traffic controllers indicated that control of the UAS did not differ significantly from control of other, manned aircraft. We have also demonstrated that UAS emergency procedures can be designed equivalent to those of manned aircraft, such that the air traffic controller will understand and is able to predict the behaviour of the UAS in several loss-of-satellite-communication situations.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:referiertes Abstract
Title:UAS Air Traffic Insertion Starts Now (Real-time simulation of UAS in ATC)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schmitt, Dirk-RogerAT-One/NLR
Hesselink, Henk H.AT-One/DLR
Date:24 October 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Proc. Third CEAS Air & Space Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:UAS, simulation, air traffic insertion, unmanned aerial verhicles, ATM-simulaiton
Event Title:Third CEAS (Council of European Aerospace Societies) Air&Space Conference
Event Location:Venice, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:24. - 28. October 2011
Organizer:Council of Euroepean Aerospace Societies (CEAS)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Effiziente Flugführung und Flugbetrieb (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > ATM-Simulation
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Dirk-Roger Schmitt
Deposited On:03 Aug 2012 12:34
Last Modified:24 Jan 2014 11:59

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