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Quantum Convergent Aeronautic Solution Demonstration and Platform Experimentation

  • Author(s): Seruge, Christopher Sulaiman
  • Advisor(s): Elkaim, Gabriel H
  • et al.
Abstract

Due to the increased demand for commercial use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the

UTM (Unmanned Trac Management) project purposes the logistical solution for manag-

ing low-altitude United States air space. UTM's proposed solutions for retaining vehicle-to-

ground, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications is demonstrated in an indoor

ight facility

located at NASA Ames Research Center. The Hexarotor UAVs used for these experiments

are outtted with both traditional 915Mhz radios and an onboard Ad-Hoc network broad-

casting on either 2.4Ghz or 5.8Ghz.

These experiments are performed in collaboration with the Quantum Convergent

Aeronautic Solution(QCAS) team which focuses on solving the routing tables used for

coordinating the dynamic mesh-network over the Ad-Hoc network that aims to prevent

beyond visual line of sight (BLOS) instances. QCAS is also responsible for updating

ight

plans in the event of a voxel closure.

Additional mathematical methods are explored and proposed for producing a more

stable Hexarotor A600 platform. Such methods include exploring the most accurate dy-

namical system to represent the A600 and additional fault detection software that compares

against a secondary estimation method calculated by a complimentary lter (CF). With the

implementation of these methods, further experiments for the UTM or QCAS projects can

be performed more safely and reliably.

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