RPAS integration in non-segregated airspace: Safety metrics for tactical planning

Perez-Castán, Javier Alberto and Comendador, G. and Rodríguez-Sanz, Álvaro and Arnaldo Valdes, Rosa Maria and Agueda, Gonzalo (2019). RPAS integration in non-segregated airspace: Safety metrics for tactical planning. "Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part G-Journal of Aerospace Engineering", v. 233 (n. 16); pp.. ISSN 0954-4100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954410019861263.

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Title: RPAS integration in non-segregated airspace: Safety metrics for tactical planning
Author/s:
  • Perez-Castán, Javier Alberto
  • Comendador, G.
  • Rodríguez-Sanz, Álvaro
  • Arnaldo Valdes, Rosa Maria
  • Agueda, Gonzalo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part G-Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Date: 2019
ISSN: 0954-4100
Volume: 233
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Air transport; RPAS; safety metrics; tactical planning; temporary-blocking window
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The integration of remotely piloted aircraft system in non-segregated airspace requires a significant effort and new methodologies to underway this challenge. This paper develops a methodology to assess the impact of remotely piloted aircraft system integration by applying safety metrics in tactical planning. This methodology builds five modules to simulate remotely piloted aircraft system introduction in a conventional-aircraft schedule: Base scenario, path modelling, conflict detection, temporary-blocking window and safety metrics. The safety metrics quantify the safety state of the operation by the number of conflicts, the conflict severity and the airway availability. This last safety metric represents a step forward in the decision-making process because it provides the airway risk-suitability to integrate remotely piloted aircraft system. Moreover, the temporary-blocking window underlies the airway availability metric. This concept provides temporary restrictions to the integration of remotely piloted aircraft system depending on the entry times of the conventional aircraft. Finally, this methodology is applied in an air traffic volume of the Spanish upper airspace. Different simulations were performed by introducing remotely piloted aircraft system covering every airway of the airspace. Results provided the temporary-blocking windows that specified the temporary restrictions to remotely piloted aircraft system introduction as a function of the airway flown by the conventional aircraft. Furthermore, the methodology appraised the airway availability characterising the airways depending on the risk impact by the remotely piloted aircraft system.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Universidad Politécnica de MadridCAT1814150078UnspecifiedUnspecifiedCátedra ISDEFE sobre Gestión del Tránsito Aéreo (ATM)

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Item ID: 55688
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/55688/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55688
DOI: 10.1177/0954410019861263
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/V8PSMXAUEGVSEJTYZDRI/full
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Dec 2021 10:12
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2021 10:12
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