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Integrating RPAS into Existing ATM Structures – Published Approach Procedures vs. Local Arrangements

Geister, Dagi and Schwoch, Gunnar and Geister, Robert Manuel and Korn, Bernd (2017) Integrating RPAS into Existing ATM Structures – Published Approach Procedures vs. Local Arrangements. In: Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS. ICNS 2017, 18.-20. April, 2017, Herndon, VA, USA.

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Abstract

This paper presents the setup, the assessment methods, and the results of a flight trial that was conducted in June 2016 in order to demonstrate integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) into the current airspace, while also acknowledging that there are challenges to overcome. An RPAS demonstrator received a flight plan from the ground control station (GCS) using a groundbased data link, departing from Braunschweig- Wolfsburg airport and flying towards Leipzig/Halle airport on published routing. When approaching Leipzig/Halle airport, the data link was lost as predicted, and the arrival procedure was altered by air traffic control (ATC), which showed that an additional and dedicated RPAS controller at arrival airports might be valuable and advantageous. Focus of this paper is the description of the components that were used during the trial and their interconnectivity, the evaluation of quantitative recorded data and the qualitative experienced difficulties and challenges. Assessment of the recorded data is divided into data link quality, data link latency, and flight following performance (vertical and lateral following accuracy), with the latter being linked to existing performance based navigation (PBN) parameters by ICAO and heightkeeping performance values by EASA. The paper concludes with a discussion on the investigated integration concept.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111573/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Integrating RPAS into Existing ATM Structures – Published Approach Procedures vs. Local Arrangements
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Geister, DagiDagi.Geister (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schwoch, GunnarGunnar.Schwoch (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7507-7131
Geister, Robert Manuelrobert.geister (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0433-1635
Korn, BerndBernd.Korn (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Journal or Publication Title:Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:UAS, RPAS, Integration into controlled airspace, flight experiment
Event Title:ICNS 2017
Event Location:Herndon, VA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:18.-20. April, 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Efficient Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Geister, Dr. Dagi
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 17:42
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:08

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