ICUAS'17 Paper Abstract


Paper ThB3.3

Pinto Neto, Euclides (University of São Paulo), Moreira Baum, Derick (University of São Paulo), Hernandez-Simoes, Carlos Enrique (University of Sao Paulo), Almeida Jr, Jorge Rady (University of Sao Paulo), Camargo Jr, João Batista (University of Sao Paulo), Cugnasca, Paulo Sérgio (University of Sao Paulo)

An Airspace Capacity-Based Safety Assessment Model Considering UAS Integration

Scheduled for presentation during the "Reliability of UAS" (ThB3), Thursday, June 15, 2017, 14:25−14:45, Salon CD

2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, June 13-16, 2017, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL,

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on April 12, 2021

Keywords Reliability of UAS, Levels of Safety, Airspace Management


Complexity is a measure of the difficulty that a particular air traffic situation represents to Air Traffic Controller (ATCo). This measure impacts on ATCo workload, which is an important factor for defining airspace capacity. This paper presents an evaluation of the impact of the insertion of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) on safety levels within a non-segregated airspace based on the calculation of airspace capacity. The experiments consider a sector of a complex Terminal Control Area (TMA) as well as failures of command and control (C2) link of RPA. This research considers different scenarios, varying the presence of RPA (0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50%) in the sample, applying contingency procedures in the case that the C2 link is lost. Finally, the proposed experiments showed that, considering the additional activities related to RPA operation, the contingency operation land at nearest appropriate designated landing site presents the most significant impact.



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