UAS, unmanned aircraft, ADS-B, well clear, sense and avoid, detect and avoid
With the growing popularity of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), there is a significant need to enable small UAS to detect and avoid collisions with both manned and unmanned aircraft. The capabilities of ADS-B make it an attractive sensor for detect and avoid (DAA), but it is susceptible to frequency congestion. This paper quantitatively analyzes the frequency limitations of 978 MHz ADS-B. It then uses these limitations to make a recommendation for well clear in ADS-B-equipped airspace that has a high density of small UAS operations.
Original Publication Citation
Duffield, M. and McLain T. A Well Clear Recommendation for Small UAS in High-Density, ADS-B-Enabled Airspace, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA 2017-0908, January 2017, Grapevine, Texas.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McLain, Timothy and Duffield, Matthew O., "A Well Clear Recommendation for Small UAS in High-Density, ADS-B-Enabled Airspace" (2017). All Faculty Publications. 1877.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
©2017 AIAA. This is the author's submitted version of this article. The definitive version can be found at https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2017-0908
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