Safety and Certification of Unmanned Air Systems

Charles Patchett, Mike Jump, Michael Fisher

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The problem of assessing and certifying Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) is addressed and an overview of their safety requirements provided. While not a comprehensive study, current directions, references to key aspects of the literature and opinions concerning the technologies and directions that might be used in the future are provided. Overall, this article covers what is known as ‘safe to fly’ regulations, as captured by certification requirements and guidelines for system design, as well as ‘flown safely’ regulations, as captured by flight procedures and operations.
Original languageUndefined
Number of pages6
JournalEngineering & Technology Reference
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

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