UAS Ground Collision Severity

Right now, the FAA doesn't allow UAS operations over people. But what is the risk in a ground collision? Are there ways to reduce the risk? The University of Alabama at Huntsville, Mississippi State, Embry Riddle Aeronautical and Kansas Universities are collaborating to conduct computer simulations of UAS ground collisions to find answers to these questions. The Principle Investigator for this project met with the Micro UAS ARC, to inform the members of ASSURE research findings, that in-turn, served as the bases for recommendations from the ARC to the FAA. This research will help the FAA set guidelines for UAS operations over people and possibly set design specifications to reduce risk to people and property.

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $382500
    • Contract Numbers:

      15-C-UAS-UAH-01

      15-C-UAS-ERAU-01

      15-C-UAS-MSU-03

      15-C-UAS-KU-01

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration

      800 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC  United States  20591
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mississippi State University

      Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Alabama, Huntsville

      Huntsville, AL  United States 

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

      600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Daytona Beach, Fl  United States  32114

      University of Kansas

      Fairway, KS  United States 

      Mississippi State University

      Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762
    • Principal Investigators:

      Arterburn, David

      Zhu, Feng

      Ewing, Mark

      Brooks, Dallas

    • Start Date: 20150915
    • Expected Completion Date: 20161130
    • Actual Completion Date: 20161130
    • USDOT Program: Centers of Excellence
    • Subprogram: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01589867
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)
    • Contract Numbers: 15-C-UAS-UAH-01, 15-C-UAS-ERAU-01, 15-C-UAS-MSU-03, 15-C-UAS-KU-01
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 4 2016 4:14PM