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An Integrated Approach to Evaluating Risk Mitigation Measures for UAV Operational Concepts in the NAS

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dc.contributor.author Weibel, Roland E
dc.contributor.author Hansman, R. John
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-21T18:44:29Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-21T18:44:29Z
dc.date.issued 2005-09-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/34907
dc.description.abstract An integrated approach is outlined in this paper to evaluate risks posed by operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace System. The approach supports the systematic evaluation of potential risk mitigation measures recognizing key issues in creation of regulatory and safety policy, including public perception and UAV market forces. Risk mitigation measures are examined for two example concepts of operation: High Altitude Long Endurance UAV and small, local UAV operations. Primary hazards of ground impact and midair collision are considered. The examples illustrate three major areas of risk mitigation: exposure, recovery, and effects mitigation. The different mitigation possibilities raise key issues on how to determine appropriate UAV policies to ensure that an acceptable level of safety is achieved. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/FAA Joint University Program en
dc.format.extent 333370 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher AIAA en
dc.relation.ispartofseries AIAA-2005-6957 en
dc.subject Unmanned Aerial Vehicles en
dc.subject Aviation Safety en
dc.subject Air Transportation en
dc.title An Integrated Approach to Evaluating Risk Mitigation Measures for UAV Operational Concepts in the NAS en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.citation AIAA’s 4th Infotech@Aerospace Conference. 26 - 29 September 2005. Arlington, VA. en


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