On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

Author: Konstantinos Dalamagkidis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400724792
Release Date: 2011-10-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Unmanned Aircraft Design

Author: Mohammad Sadraey
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 9781681731698
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides fundamental principles, design procedures, and design tools for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with three sections focusing on vehicle design, autopilot design, and ground system design. The design of manned aircraft and the design of UAVs have some similarities and some differences. They include the design process, constraints (e.g., g-load, pressurization), and UAV main components (autopilot, ground station, communication, sensors, and payload). A UAV designer must be aware of the latest UAV developments; current technologies; know lessons learned from past failures; and they should appreciate the breadth of UAV design options. The contribution of unmanned aircraft continues to expand every day and over 20 countries are developing and employing UAVs for both military and scientific purposes. A UAV system is much more than a reusable air vehicle or vehicles. UAVs are air vehicles, they fly like airplanes and operate in an airplane environment. They are designed like air vehicles; they have to meet flight critical air vehicle requirements. A designer needs to know how to integrate complex, multi-disciplinary systems, and to understand the environment, the requirements and the design challenges and this book is an excellent overview of the fundamentals from an engineering perspective. This book is meant to meet the needs of newcomers into the world of UAVs. The materials are intended to provide enough information in each area and illustrate how they all play together to support the design of a complete UAV. Therefore, this book can be used both as a reference for engineers entering the field or as a supplementary text for a UAV design course to provide system-level context for each specialized topic.

Human Automation Interaction Considerations for Unmanned Aerial System Integration into the National Airspace System

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309471459
Release Date: 2018-06-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Prior to 2012, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology had been primarily used by the military and hobbyists, but it has more recently transitioned to broader application, including commercial and scientific applications, as well as to expanded military use. These new uses encroach on existing structures for managing the nation’s airspace and present significant challenges to ensure that UASs are coordinated safely and suitably with existing manned aircraft and air traffic management systems, particularly with the National Airspace System (NAS). Of particular concern is the interaction between human pilots, operators, or controllers and increasingly automated systems. Enhanced understanding of these interactions is essential to avoid unintended consequences, especially as new technologies emerge. In order to explore these issues, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a 2-day workshop in January 2018. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Author: Kimon P. Valavanis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402091377
Release Date: 2008-12-21
Genre: Science

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have seen unprecedented levels of growth during the last decade in both military and civilian domains. It is anticipated that civilian applications will be dominant in the future, although there are still barriers to be overcome and technical challenges to be met. Integrating UAS into, for example, civilian space, navigation, autonomy, see-detect-and-avoid systems, smart designs, system integration, vision-based navigation and training, to name but a few areas, will be of prime importance in the near future. This special volume is the outcome of research presented at the International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, held in Orlando, Florida, USA, from June 23-25, 2008, and presents state-of-the-art findings on topics such as: UAS operations and integration into the national airspace system; UAS navigation and control; micro-, mini-, small UAVs; UAS simulation testbeds and frameworks; UAS research platforms and applications; UAS applications. This book aims at serving as a guide tool on UAS for engineers and practitioners, academics, government agencies and industry. Previously published in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 54 (1-3, 2009).

Wing 4

Author: Jack Williamson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641116637
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Fiction

Kampf um die Freiheit Sie wurden geschaffen, um Kriege zu verhindern und jedes Unheil von Menschen abzuwenden: die Humanoiden vom Planeten Wing 4, einer gigantischen Roboter-Fabrik. Wie eine Flut breiten sich diese mechanischen Wesen über die Galaxis aus und nehmen mit sanfter, aber unerbittlicher Gewalt einen Planeten nach dem anderen in Besitz, um über das Wohlergehen der Menschen zu wachen – notfalls setzen sie ihre Schützlinge kurzerhand unter Drogen. Eine Rebellengruppe entzieht sich durch PSI-Kräfte den Humanoiden und setzt alles daran, deren Programmierung zu ändern, um den Menschen ihren freien Willen zurückzugeben. Aber wäre das nicht ein Schritt zurück?

Photogrammetrie

Author: Karl Kraus
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110908039
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Science

Volume1 of this three volume series of textbooks on photogrammetry is dedicated to the fundamentals and standard procedures, both for photogrammetry and for laser scanning that have come to the fore in recent years. Using photogrammetry and laser scanning, it is mainly the position and form of objects that are recorded and modelled. Data capture sensors are fitted to aircraft, and to terrestrial platforms for work in the immediate vicinity. Results from modelling are partly visualized as vector graphics and partly as bit-maps.

Verbrennung

Author: J. Warnatz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642564512
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Das Fachbuch Verbrennung vermittelt einen Überblick über die Grundlagen von Verbrennungsprozessen und trägt zu einem Verständnis ihrer Auswirkungen auf praktische Anwendungen bei. In den ersten Kapiteln finden sich die physikalisch-chemischen Grundlagen. Anhand verschiedener laminarer Flammentypen werden die Wechselwirkungen zwischen chemischer Reaktionskinetik, molekularen Transportprozessen und Strömung beschrieben. Bei der Behandlung turbulenter Verbrennungsprozesse werden aktuelle Verfahren zur Beschreibung der Kopplung zwischen chemischer Reaktion und turbulentem Strömungsfeld verwendet. Anwendungen sind das Motorklopfen und die Schadstoffbildung. Die dritte Auflage wurde im Hinblick auf die aktuelle Forschung erweitert und aktualisiert.

The Second Machine Age

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 9783864702228
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Political Science

Computer sind mittlerweile so intelligent geworden, dass die nächste industrielle Revolution unmittelbar bevorsteht. Wer profitiert, wer verliert? Antworten auf diese Fragen bietet das neue Buch der Technologie-Profis Erik Brynjolfsson und Andrew McAfee. Seit Jahren arbeiten wir mit Computern - und Computer für uns. Mittlerweile sind die Maschinen so intelligent geworden, dass sie zu Leistungen fähig sind, die vor Kurzem noch undenkbar waren: Sie fahren Auto, sie schreiben eigene Texte - und sie besiegen Großmeister im Schach. Dieser Entwicklungssprung ist nur der Anfang. In ihrem neuen Buch zeigen zwei renommierte Professoren, welch atemberaubende Entwicklungen uns noch bevorstehen: Die zweite industrielle Revolution kommt! Welche Auswirkungen wird das haben? Welche Chancen winken, welche Risiken drohen? Was geschieht dabei mit den Menschen, was mit der Umwelt? Und was werden Gesellschaft und Politik tun, um die Auswirkungen dieser "neuen digitalen Intelligenz" für alle bestmöglich zu gestalten? Dieses Buch nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise in eine Zukunft, die schon längst begonnen hat.

Android X App Entwicklung

Author: Reto Meier
Publisher: VCH
ISBN: 352776058X
Release Date: 2018-10-03
Genre:

Reto Meier, Entwickler und Führungskraft bei Google, verrät Ihnen in diesem Buch seine vielversprechendsten Techniken und Erfolgsrezepte. Sie erfahren, wie Sie die neuesten Features von Android am besten einsetzen und wie Sie damit schnell und sicher robuste und überzeugende Apps entwickeln. Anhand zahlreicher Beispielprojekte erhalten Sie einen tiefen Einblick in die aktuelle Android-Plattform. Die Übungen beginnen einfach, mit allmählich wachsendem Schwierigkeitsgrad.