On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

Issues, Challenges, Operational Restrictions, Certification, and Recommendations

  • Konstantinos Dalamagkidis
  • Kimon P. Valavanis
  • Les A. Piegl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl
    Pages 1-10
  3. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl
    Pages 11-42
  4. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl
    Pages 43-56
  5. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl
    Pages 57-90
  6. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl
    Pages 91-123
  7. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl
    Pages 125-159
  8. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl
    Pages 161-191
  9. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl
    Pages 193-203
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 205-305

About this book

Introduction

This book presents, in a comprehensive way, current unmanned aviation regulation, airworthiness certification, special aircraft categories, pilot certification, federal aviation requirements, operation rules, airspace classes and regulation development models.

It discusses unmanned aircraft systems levels of safety derived mathematically based on the corresponding levels for manned aviation. It provides an overview of the history and current status of UAS airworthiness and operational regulation worldwide. Existing regulations have been developed considering the need for a complete regulatory framework for UAS. It focuses on UAS safety assessment and functional requirements, achieved in terms of defining an “Equivalent Level of Safety”, or ELOS, with that of manned aviation, specifying what the ELOS requirement entails for UAS regulations. To accomplish this, the safety performance of manned aviation is first evaluated, followed by a novel model to derive reliability requirements for achieving target levels of safety (TLS) for ground impact and mid-air collision accidents.It discusses elements of a viable roadmap leading to UAS integration in to the NAS.

For this second edition of the book almost all chapters include major updates and corrections. There is also a new appendix chapter.

Keywords

Airworthiness Equivalent level of safety National Airspace System Risk Unmanned Aircraft System

Authors and affiliations

  • Konstantinos Dalamagkidis
    • 1
  • Kimon P. Valavanis
    • 2
  • Les A. Piegl
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik VITechnische Universität MünchenGarching bei MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Dept. Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of DenverDenverUSA
  3. 3.Dept. Computer Science & EngineeringUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2479-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2478-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2479-2
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