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Introduction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles into Airport Ground Operations

Temme, Marco-Michael and Trempler, Christian (2017) Introduction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles into Airport Ground Operations. Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR). Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress (DLRK), 2017-09-05 - 2017-09-07, München, Germany.

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This paper describes a concept of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or rather unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to support airport processes. Three areas of application with potential for an implementation will be presented: Runway inspection, bird control, and a tactical component for future Surface Manager Systems. The paper starts by identifying airport processes, which could benefit from automated services that an un-manned and preferably highly automated aerial vehicle could provide. For that purpose, usable UAV tech-nologies, design of vehicles, and payloads were assessed. Among several basic layouts, electric multirotor technology turned out as a simple, agile, and safe platform for possible airport support functionalities. Limitations for this kind of applications exist in the battery technology, but improvements are likely in the next years to overcome these constraints. The first area of application analysed is the runway inspection. For the UAV application, the scanning of the runway for lost objects possibly harming aircraft was considered in the concept. The second UAS application is an alternative method for controlling bird populations on airports. In combination with payloads of droppable pyrotechnical cartridges and strong lasers, the birds could sustainable be scared off. The third application described is a tactical component of a high-level advanced surface movement guidance and control system (SMAN). To support pilots during the taxiing process, an UAS can be used to guide the aircraft along the taxi route. Based on requirements derived from this application, a sample UAV configuration is described with a signalling LED matrix device mounted to the vehicle through a folding mechanism.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115443/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster, Other)
Additional Information:Paper_DLRK2017_Temme_Trempler_UAV_into_Airport_Operations.pdf
Title:Introduction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles into Airport Ground Operations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Temme, Marco-MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2446-5489UNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Keywords:UAV; UAS; airport; runway inspection; bird control; tactical surface management
Event Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress (DLRK)
Event Location:München, Germany
Event Type:national Conference
Event Start Date:5 September 2017
Event End Date:7 September 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 (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Controller Assistance
Deposited By: Temme, Dr.rer.nat. Marco-Michael
Deposited On:27 Nov 2017 11:07
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:19

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