Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering

On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

Issues, Challenges, Operational Restrictions, Certification, and Recommendations

Authors: Dalamagkidis, Konstantinos, Valavanis, K., Piegl, Les A.

  • Covers manned aviation regulation, including an introduction to the FAA regulation, airworthiness certification, basic operating rules, airspace classes, and pilot certification
  • Offers the history and current status of UAS regulation in the US, including military and public/civil UAS, FAA involvement, and current certification paths
  • Covers international regulatory efforts including those from the European Union, Canada, Australia, South Africa; also discusses preparing for civil UAS operations
  • Explores future prospects in such areas as UAS classification for regulatory purposes, adaptation of current regulations, technology and testing, operator training, and certification paths
  • Discusses UAS reliability requirements, including target level of safety based on manned aviation safety record, risk evaluation of UAS accidents, and deriving reliability requirements
  • Covers See and Avoid Technology
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This is the only book that presents in a comprehensive way  current manned aviation regulation, airworthiness certification, special aircraft categories, pilot certification, federal aviation requirements, operation rules, airspace classes and regulation development models.

It is the first book that discusses unmanned aircraft systems levels of safety derived mathematically based on the corresponding levels for manned aviation. It provides an overview of the history and current status of UAS airworthiness and operational regulation worldwide. Existing regulations have been developed considering the need for a complete regulatory framework for UAS. It focuses on UAS safety assessment and functional requirements, achieved in terms of defining an “Equivalent Level of Safety”, or ELOS, with that of manned aviation, specifying what the ELOS requirement entails for UAS regulations. To accomplish this, the safety performance of manned aviation is first evaluated, followed by a novel model to derive reliability requirements for achieving target levels of safety (TLS) for ground impact and mid-air collision accidents.

It discusses elements of a viable roadmap leading to UAS integration in to the NAS.

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Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8672-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7948-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System
Book Subtitle
Issues, Challenges, Operational Restrictions, Certification, and Recommendations
Authors
Series Title
Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8672-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8672-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7948-0
Series ISSN
2213-8986
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 200
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