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Automated Verification and Validation of an Onboard Mission Planning and Execution System for UAVs

Torens, Christoph and Adolf, Florian-Michael (2013) Automated Verification and Validation of an Onboard Mission Planning and Execution System for UAVs. AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A) Conference, 2013-08-19 - 2013-08-22, Boston, MA. doi: 10.2514/6.2013-4564.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2013-4564


Automated mission planning is one of the key components of an autonomous UAV. The software validation and verification for such decisional autonomy functions is a challenging problem. The software component includes the closed loop vehicle control as well as environment perception. As this is a safety-critical software component, it is important that this software works safely and within projected performance boundaries. This paper discusses the verification and validation approach for the sampling-based mission planner of an unmanned rotorcraft. A layered test strategy is presented, which utilizes different testing methods that complement and build upon each other. Its strengths as well as the possible improvement directions of this approach are discussed. An emphasis is given on automated software-in-the-loop simulations. The approach additionally utilizes benchmarks to assess the implementation performance and real time properties. Finally, to be able to assess the overall test quality, a set of different scalable test abstractions (SUT size, test effort, level of automation, coverage, test complexity and feedback time) is used to analyze the presented strategy.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/84001/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Automated Verification and Validation of an Onboard Mission Planning and Execution System for UAVs
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Torens, ChristophUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4390UNSPECIFIED
Date:19 August 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Automated Software Testing, UAV, Validation and Verification, Test Strategy, Automated Mission Planning
Event Title:AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A) Conference
Event Location:Boston, MA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:19 August 2013
Event End Date:22 August 2013
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Rotorcraft (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Smart Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Unmanned Aircraft
Deposited By: Torens, Christoph
Deposited On:04 Sep 2013 14:49
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:50

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