Paper presented at XPotential 2016, an AUVSI Experience
New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2-5, 2016


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) continue to pose challenges for integration with existing airspace users. Intermixed airspace will require safe operations and consistent practices between users. This ultimately brings software and hardware certification to new and legacy unmanned systems. Systems architectures which can support these operations need to have a holistic approach which consider end-to-end certification of the entire flow of control all the way from the pilot in control to flight surface. Important aspects of larger systems are being addressed by standards activities, though aspects of system integration, more general access and considerations across all classes of vehicles have areas that need to be addressed. Functions include human-machine interface (HMI) and ground control station (GCS), navigation and flight controls, command and control (C2) communications link, network and information applications, and detect and avoid systems.…Read more

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