Risk-based dynamic anisotropic operational safety bound for rotary uav traffic control

Jueming Hu, Heinz Erzberger, Kai Goebel, Yongming Liu

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Abstract

This paper proposed a novel method to determine probabilistic operational safety bound for unmanned aircraft traffic management. The key idea is to implement probabilistic uncertainty quantification and design the operational safety bound shape considering UAV's heading direction. Operational safety bound is used to identify a virtual geographic boundary to protect aircraft and to ensure airspace safety. The proposed operational safety bound is calculated as a function of vehicle performance characteristics, state of vehicle, weather and other probabilistic parameters that affect the real position of vehicle such as position error from the Global Positioning System (GPS). It is calculated individually for each vehicle using real-time data and probability simulation. It considers the heading direction of vehicle and thus it is an anisotropic design. Monte Carlo simulations are conducted to estimate the operational safety bound size with a specified probability of failure. Results indicate that uncertainty is crucial for the operational safety bound's size. Sensitivity study shows that UAV speed has the largest effect on the operational safety bound size. Analysis of impact of failure probability shows that operational safety bound size increases with the decrease in allowable failure probability, but the bound size based on different operational safety bound concept increases at different rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, PHM
EditorsN. Scott Clements, Bin Zhang, Abhinav Saxena
PublisherPrognostics and Health Management Society
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781936263059
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2019
Event11th Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, PHM 2019 - Scottsdale, United States
Duration: Sep 23 2019Sep 26 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, PHM
Number1
Volume11
ISSN (Print)2325-0178

Conference

Conference11th Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, PHM 2019
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale
Period9/23/199/26/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Health Information Management
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Hu, J., Erzberger, H., Goebel, K., & Liu, Y. (2019). Risk-based dynamic anisotropic operational safety bound for rotary uav traffic control. In N. S. Clements, B. Zhang, & A. Saxena (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, PHM (1 ed.). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, PHM; Vol. 11, No. 1). Prognostics and Health Management Society. https://doi.org/10.36001/phmconf.2019.v11i1.812