A System Engineering Approach to Collaborative Coordination of UASV’s in the NAS with Safety Guarantees

A System Engineering Approach to Collaborative Coordination of UASV’s in the NAS with Safety Guarantees

Title : A System Engineering Approach to Collaborative Coordination of UASV’s in the NAS with Safety Guarantees
Authors :
Moschler, Jacob
Zhou, Yuchen
Baras, John, S.
Conference : Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS) pp. U1-1 - U1-12
Date: April 08 - April 10, 2014

We develop new fundamental methodologies for high performance and provably safe autonomous unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the national airspace (NAS), where both UAS and manned aircraft fly. The proposed framework is model-based, and emphasizes multiple scales in time and space as well as hybrid systems mathematics to capture both the analog and logical components of control functionalities. We develop on-line control laws that allow for multiple UAS agents to reconfigure to different formations with proofs of safety and convergence while navigating in integrated airspace with piloted air vehicles. We demonstrate our results in simulated scenaria with both cooperative and uncooperative air vehicles.

Download Full Paper