Abstract Title

Sense and Avoid

Authors' Class Standing

Alex Goodan, Senior Michael du Breuil, Senior Aaron Petrek, Junior Alex Kiel, Junior Rebecca Foth, Junior Robert Layton, Junior

Lead Presenter

Alex Goodan

Faculty Mentor Name

Brian Davis

Format Preference

Demonstration

Abstract

Team Awesome AOC (Aircraft Operations Challenge) is developing a Sense-and-Avoid system that will take in ADS-B information (978Mhz UAT (Universal Access Transceiver)) and information from the autopilot to will predict if a conflict with another plane will occur, and autonomously change the flight plan in order to avoid the conflict. A conflict is defined as violating the minimum separation distances between aircraft. The team is working to develop a system which includes a small UAS platform, a Commercial off the shelf autopilot, a company sponsored ADS-B solution, and custom Sense-and-Avoid hardware and software. The system must be able to fly several 40 minute long scenarios with multiple possible conflicts while flying a pre-set flight plan. This solution is being developed to help students understand the problems limiting the use of UAS in the national airspace and for the UASAOC competition.

Location

AC1-107 (Bldg. 74)

Start Date

4-4-2014 2:40 PM

End Date

4-4-2014 2:55 PM

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Sense and Avoid

AC1-107 (Bldg. 74)

Team Awesome AOC (Aircraft Operations Challenge) is developing a Sense-and-Avoid system that will take in ADS-B information (978Mhz UAT (Universal Access Transceiver)) and information from the autopilot to will predict if a conflict with another plane will occur, and autonomously change the flight plan in order to avoid the conflict. A conflict is defined as violating the minimum separation distances between aircraft. The team is working to develop a system which includes a small UAS platform, a Commercial off the shelf autopilot, a company sponsored ADS-B solution, and custom Sense-and-Avoid hardware and software. The system must be able to fly several 40 minute long scenarios with multiple possible conflicts while flying a pre-set flight plan. This solution is being developed to help students understand the problems limiting the use of UAS in the national airspace and for the UASAOC competition.