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Development Of A Master Of Software Assurance Reference Curriculum, Andrew J. Kornecki, James McDonald, Julia H. Allen, Mark Ardis, Nancy Mead, Richard Linger, Thomas B. Hilburn 2013 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Development Of A Master Of Software Assurance Reference Curriculum, Andrew J. Kornecki, James Mcdonald, Julia H. Allen, Mark Ardis, Nancy Mead, Richard Linger, Thomas B. Hilburn

Electrical, Computer, Software and Systems Engineering - Daytona Beach

The Next Generation Air Traffic Management system (NextGen) is a blueprint of the future National Airspace System. Supporting NextGen is a nation-wide Aviation Simulation Network (ASN), which allows integration of a variety of real-time simulations to facilitate development and validation of the NextGen software by simulating a wide range of operational scenarios. The ASN system is an environment, including both simulated and human-in-the-loop real-life components (pilots and air traffic controllers).Real Time Distributed Simulation (RTDS) developed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a suite of applications providing low and medium fidelity en-route simulation capabilities, is one of the simulations contributing to the ...


Multi-Tier Exploration Concept Demonstration Mission, Jeremy Straub 2012 SelectedWorks

Multi-Tier Exploration Concept Demonstration Mission, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

A multi-tier, multi-craft mission architecture has been proposed but, despite its apparent promise, limited use and testing of the architecture has been conducted. This paper proposes and details a mission concept and its implementation for testing this architecture in the terrestrial environment. It is expected that this testing will allow significant refinement of the proposed architecture as well as providing data on its suitability for use in both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial applications. Logistical and technical challenges with this testing are discussed.


Sun-Synchronous Orbit Slot Architecture Analysis And Development, Eric Watson 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Slot Architecture Analysis And Development, Eric Watson

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Space debris growth and an influx in space traffic will create a need for increased space traffic management. Due to orbital population density and likely future growth, the implementation of a slot architecture to Sun-synchronous orbit is considered in order to mitigate conjunctions among active satellites. This paper furthers work done in Sun-synchronous orbit slot architecture design and focuses on two main aspects. First, an in-depth relative motion analysis of satellites with respect to their assigned slots is presented. Then, a method for developing a slot architecture from a specific set of user defined inputs is derived.


Aircraft Situational Awareness Improvement System And Method: Patent Application, Chris Hamblin, Stephen Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich, William Rogers 2012 Iowa State University

Aircraft Situational Awareness Improvement System And Method: Patent Application, Chris Hamblin, Stephen Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich, William Rogers

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Patents

A system and method are provided for improving aircraft pilot situational awareness. When datalink messages and/or automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data and/or various other data are received in the aircraft, the received data are processed to generate a spatial and temporal situational model for the aircraft. At least a portion of the spatial and temporal situational model is rendered on a display device within the aircraft.


Joint Metering And Conflict Resolution In Air Traffic Control, Jerome Le Ny, George J. Pappas 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Joint Metering And Conflict Resolution In Air Traffic Control, Jerome Le Ny, George J. Pappas

George J. Pappas

This paper describes a novel optimization-based approach to conflict resolution in air traffic control, based on geometric programming. The main advantage of the approach is that Geometric Programs (GPs) can also capture various metering directives issued by the traffic flow management level, in contrast to most recent methods focusing purely on aircraft separation issues. GPs can also account for some of the nonlinearities present in the formulations of conflict resolution problems, while incurring only a small penalty in computation time with respect to the fastest linear programming based approaches. Additional integer variables can be introduced to improve the quality of ...


Joint Metering And Conflict Resolution In Air Traffic Control, Jerome Le Ny, George J. Pappas 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Joint Metering And Conflict Resolution In Air Traffic Control, Jerome Le Ny, George J. Pappas

George J. Pappas

This paper describes a novel optimization-based approach to conflict resolution in air traffic control, based on geometric programming. The main advantage of the approach is that Geometric Programs (GPs) can also capture various metering directives issued by the traffic flow management level, in contrast to most recent methods focusing purely on aircraft separation issues. GPs can also account for some of the nonlinearities present in the formulations of conflict resolution problems, while incurring only a small penalty in computation time with respect to the fastest linear programming based approaches. Additional integer variables can be introduced to improve the quality of ...


Joint Metering And Conflict Resolution In Air Traffic Control, Jerome Le Ny, George J. Pappas 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Joint Metering And Conflict Resolution In Air Traffic Control, Jerome Le Ny, George J. Pappas

George J. Pappas

This paper describes a novel optimization-based approach to conflict resolution in air traffic control, based on geometric programming. The main advantage of the approach is that Geometric Programs (GPs) can also capture various metering directives issued by the traffic flow management level, in contrast to most recent methods focusing purely on aircraft separation issues. GPs can also account for some of the nonlinearities present in the formulations of conflict resolution problems, while incurring only a small penalty in computation time with respect to the fastest linear programming based approaches. Additional integer variables can be introduced to improve the quality of ...


Formal Specification And Verification Of A Coordination Protocol For An Automated Air Traffic Control System, Yang Zhao, Kristin Yvonne Rozier 2011 University of California, Riverside

Formal Specification And Verification Of A Coordination Protocol For An Automated Air Traffic Control System, Yang Zhao, Kristin Yvonne Rozier

Kristin Yvonne Rozier

Safe separation between aircraft is the primary consideration in air traffic control. To achieve the required level of assurance for this safety-critical application, the Automated Airspace Concept (AAC) proposes three levels of conflict detection and resolution. Recently, a high-level operational concept was proposed to define the cooperation between components in the AAC. However, the proposed coordination protocol has not been formally studied. We use formal verification techniques to ensure there are no potentially catastrophic design flaws remaining in the AAC design before the next stage of production.

We formalize the high-level operational concept, which was previously described only in natural ...


Formal Specification And Verification Of A Coordination Protocol For An Automated Air Traffic Control System, Yang Zhao, Kristin Yvonne Rozier 2011 University of California, Riverside

Formal Specification And Verification Of A Coordination Protocol For An Automated Air Traffic Control System, Yang Zhao, Kristin Yvonne Rozier

Kristin Yvonne Rozier

Safe separation between aircraft is the primary consideration in air traffic
control. To achieve the required level of assurance for this safety-critical application,
the Automated Airspace Concept (AAC) proposes three levels of conflict detection
and resolution. Recently, a high-level operational concept was proposed to define
the cooperation between components in the AAC. However, the proposed coordination
protocol has not been formally studied. We use formal verification techniques
to ensure there are no potentially catastrophic design flaws remaining in the AAC
design before the next stage of production.

We formalize the high-level operational concept, which was previously described
only in natural ...


Integration Of Unmanned Aerial Systems In Class E Airspace: The Effect On Air Traffic Controller Workload, Jeeja S. Vengal 2011 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Integration Of Unmanned Aerial Systems In Class E Airspace: The Effect On Air Traffic Controller Workload, Jeeja S. Vengal

Dissertations and Theses

As technology rapidly advances and our imagination is no longer fantasy but instead reality, the aviation community needs to concentrate on the harsh truth of airspace safety. In the situation of integrating unmanned aerial systems (UASs) into the National airspace, UASs outside of terminal areas would generally be permitted to fly their preferred routes, and self-separate, with minimal intervention from air traffic control. From an air traffic control perspective, the integration could raise a number of human performance problems including workload extremes and passive-monitoring demands. One fundamental requirement for operation in the National Air Space is to preserve the safety ...


Flying Uav’S In Iraq, Stephen Rayleigh 2011 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Flying Uav’S In Iraq, Stephen Rayleigh

ERAU Prescott Aviation History Program

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAV’s, are a growing reality and an important new weapon for today’s military. Hear what it was like to fly the RQ-7B “Shadow” UAV during Operation Iraqi Freedom from Stephen Rayleigh who spent a year in Iraq and has more than 1,000 hours experience flying them.


A Midsummer Night’S Dream (With Flying Robots), Robin Murphy, Dylan Shell, Amy Guerin, Brittany Duncan, Benjamin Fine, Kevin Pratt, Takis Zourntos 2011 Texas A&M University

A Midsummer Night’S Dream (With Flying Robots), Robin Murphy, Dylan Shell, Amy Guerin, Brittany Duncan, Benjamin Fine, Kevin Pratt, Takis Zourntos

CSE Journal Articles

Seven flying robot “fairies” joined human actors in the Texas A&M production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production was a collaboration between the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Theater Arts. The collaboration was motivated by two assertions. First, that the performing arts have principles for creating believable agents that will transfer to robots. Second, the theater is a natural testbed for evaluating the response of untrained human groups (both actors and the audience) to robots interacting with humans in shared spaces, i.e., were believable agents created? The production used two types of unmanned aerial vehicles, an AirRobot 100-b quadrotor platform about the size of a large pizza pan, and six E-flite Blade MCX palm-sized toy helicopters. The robots were used as alter egos for fairies in the play; the robots did not replace any actors, instead they were paired with them. The insertion of robots into the production was not widely advertised so the audience was the typical theatergoing demographic, not one consisting of people solely interested technology. The use of radio-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles provides insights into what types of autonomy are needed to create appropriate affective interactions with untrained human groups. The observations from the four weeks of practice and eight performances contribute (1) a taxonomy and methods for creating affect exchanges between robots and ...


Optimal Control Applications In Space Situational Awareness, Marcus J. Holzinger 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Optimal Control Applications In Space Situational Awareness, Marcus J. Holzinger

Aerospace Engineering Sciences Graduate Theses & Dissertations

There are currently more than 19,000 trackable objects in Earth orbit, 1,300 of which are active. With so many objects populating the space object catalog and new objects being added at an ever increasing rate, ensuring continued access to space is quickly becoming a cornerstone of national security policies. Space Situational Awareness (SSA) supports space operations, space flight safety, implementing international treaties and agreements, protecting of space capabilities, and protecting of national interests. With respect to objects in orbit, this entails determining their location, orientation, size, shape, status, purpose, current tasking, and future tasking. For active spacecraft capable ...


Joint Metering And Conflict Resolution In Air Traffic Control, Jerome Le Ny, George J. Pappas 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Joint Metering And Conflict Resolution In Air Traffic Control, Jerome Le Ny, George J. Pappas

Technical Reports (ESE)

This paper describes a novel optimization-based approach to conflict resolution in air traffic control, based on geometric programming. The main advantage of the approach is that Geometric Programs (GPs) can also capture various metering directives issued by the traffic flow management level, in contrast to most recent methods focusing purely on aircraft separation issues. GPs can also account for some of the nonlinearities present in the formulations of conflict resolution problems, while incurring only a small penalty in computation time with respect to the fastest linear programming based approaches. Additional integer variables can be introduced to improve the quality of ...


Feedback Control Of The National Airspace System, Jerome LE NY, Hamsa Balakrishnan 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Feedback Control Of The National Airspace System, Jerome Le Ny, Hamsa Balakrishnan

Technical Reports (ESE)

This paper proposes a general modeling framework adapted to the feedback control of traffic flows in Eulerian models of the National Airspace System (NAS). It is shown that the problems of scheduling and routing aircraft flows in the NAS can be posed as the control of a network of queues with load-dependent service rates. We can then focus on developing techniques to ensure that the aircraft queues in each airspace sector, which are an indicator of the air traffic controller workloads, are kept small. This paper uses the proposed framework to develop control laws that help prepare the NAS for ...


Real-Time On-Board Object Tracking For Cooperative Flight Control, Ajay Kumar Mandava, Emma Regentova, Henry Selvaraj 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Real-Time On-Board Object Tracking For Cooperative Flight Control, Ajay Kumar Mandava, Emma Regentova, Henry Selvaraj

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications

One of possible cooperative Situations for flights could be a scenario when the decision on a new path is taken by A Certain fleet member, who is called the leader. The update on the new path is Transmitted to the fleet members via communication That can be noisy. An optical sensor can be used as a back-up for re-estimating the path parameters based on visual information. For A Certain topology, the issue can be solved by continuous tracking of the leader of the fleet in the video sequence and re-adjusting parameters of the flight, accordingly. To solve such a problem ...


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