Building, Verifying and Validating a Collision Avoidance Model for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Dmitrijs Lancovs

Procedia Engineering (1877-7058), Vol. 178, pp. 155-161 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.082
Keywords: unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted aircraft, collision avoidance, unregulated airspace, simulation, model

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This paper documents verification and validation of a multi-rotor aircraft emulator in a collision avoidance simulation scenario by comparing its behaviour during a specific flight plan against a “live” hexacopter following the same flight plan. Positional data is collected using telemetry downlink with the precision of onboard global positioning sensors.

Scenario described above is part of an ongoing research project to create a cooperative collision avoidance system for small unmanned aerial vehicles with a specified reliability level.