Asset Analysis and Operational Concepts for Separation Assurance Flight Testing at Dryden Flight Research Center

A preliminary survey of existing separation assurance and collision avoidance advancements, technologies, and efforts has been conducted in order to develop a concept of operations for flight testing autonomous separation assurance at Dryden Flight Research Center. This effort was part of the Unmanned Aerial Systems in the National Airspace System project. The survey focused primarily on separation assurance projects validated through flight testing (including lessons learned), however current forays into the field were also examined. Comparisons between current Dryden flight and range assets were conducted using House of Quality matrices in order to allow project management to make determinations regarding asset utilization for future flight tests. This was conducted in order to establish a body of knowledge of the current collision avoidance landscape, and thus focus Dryden’s efforts more effectively towards the providing of assets and test ranges for future flight testing within this research field.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01357647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DFRC-E-DAA-TN2188
  • Contract Numbers: NND08RR01B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 2011 4:32PM