Review of unmanned aircraft system technologies to enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations

Davies, Lee, Bolam, Robert, Vagapov, Yuriy and Anuchin, Alecksey (2018) Review of unmanned aircraft system technologies to enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations. In: 10th International Conference on Electrical Power Drive Systems ICEPDS 2018, Novocherkassk, Russia, 3-6 October 2018, Novocherkassk, Russia.

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The need to develop and deploy Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) aerial vehicles has intensified over the last decade. As the demand for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has increased, so too has the regulations that surrounds the industry. Strict regulations are currently in place but differ from country to country. Due to these regulations BVLOS innovators have been posed the task of exploring the means of operating flight missions with the UAV out of the sight of the pilot. Autonomous flight capability is not only fundamental to BVLOS operations for UAS but also likely to have a significant impact on the future development of passenger carrying autonomous aircraft. This review explores the technologies that have been developed to date that enable BVLOS applications. BVLOS flight operations have the potential to open a huge area of commercial opportunity however, there remain many concerns about the current capabilities of UAS to detect and avoid manned and unmanned airborne hazards that may pose a significant safety risk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Applied Science, Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: Hayley Dennis
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 13:56
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 13:56

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