Definition of airworthiness categories for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Clothier, R, Palmer, J, Walker, R and Fulton, N 2010, 'Definition of airworthiness categories for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)', in Proceedings of the 27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Nice, France, 19th - 24th September, 2010, pp. 1-12.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Definition of airworthiness categories for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Author(s) Clothier, R
Palmer, J
Walker, R
Fulton, N
Year 2010
Conference name 27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
Conference location Nice, France
Conference dates 19th - 24th September, 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
Place of publication Nice, France
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Abstract This paper introduces a novel strategy for the specification of airworthiness certification categories for civil unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The risk-based approach acknowledges the fundamental differences between the risk paradigms of manned and unmanned aviation. The proposed airworthiness certification matrix provides a systematic and objective structure for regulating the airworthiness of a diverse range of UAS types and operations. An approach for specifying UAS type categories is then discussed. An example of the approach, which includes the novel application of data-clustering algorithms, is presented to illustrate the discussion.
Subjects Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering)
Autonomous Vehicles
Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) UAS
UAV
Airworthiness
Civil regulations
Certification
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ISBN 9780956533302
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