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[What is a UAS or Unmanned Aircraft System? There are many definitions, but in general there are two key characteristics: A UAS does not have a pilot on board and is a system of systems comprising the aircraft and possibly a launcher, control station, communications link, etc. There is a...
[The concept of a flying machine originates in ancient Greece and China, whereas the first modern unmanned aircraft was demonstrated less than 15 years after the first flight by the Wright brothers. For several years these unmanned systems were used as target drones and it wasn’t until the 1950s...
[Current manned aviation regulation includes provisions for airworthiness certification of different aircraft types, maintenance requirements, aircraft registration and marking, pilot certification, airspace classification, operating rules and special classes of vehicles among others.]
[Currently, there are no comprehensive and harmonized regulations for unmanned aviation, instead there are many groups and agencies developing standards and policies. These include among others, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),...
[The primary goal of regulating UAS operations is to assure an appropriate level of safety. This goal is quantified by most national aviation agencies as an “Equivalent Level of Safety” with that of manned aviation, also known as the ELOS principle. Although ELOS is difficult to define, some...
[Using the methodologies described in Chap. 5, it is possible to derive reliability requirements for UAS of different sizes and designs and under different scenarios. In general, conservative risk estimates are over-restrictive in the case of small systems, while many UAS would have problems...
[There are a number of issues any UAS integration roadmap must take into account. UAS are different in their construction, applications, flight characteristics and failure modes and these differences must be acknowledged. The risk reference systems used in manned aviation also don’t apply due to...
[Although several federal agencies and multiple governments (with perhaps competitive agendas) are involved in accomplishing the common goal of UAS integration in to civilian airspace, everything seems to move so fast, that when one considers a specific subject completed, new...
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