1 May 2017 Comparison of sub-scaled to full-scaled aircrafts in simulation environment for air traffic management
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Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts are commonly tested in simulation to obtain preliminary results and validate the concepts before adoption. Recently, the researchers found that simulation is not enough because of complexity associated with ATM concepts. In other words, full-scale tests must eventually take place to provide compelling performance evidence before adopting full implementation. Testing using full-scale aircraft produces a high-cost approach that yields high-confidence results but simulation provides a low-risk/low-cost approach with reduced confidence on the results. One possible approach to increase the confidence of the results and simultaneously reduce the risk and the cost is using unmanned sub-scale aircraft in testing new concepts for ATM. This paper presents the simulation results of using unmanned sub-scale aircraft in implementing ATM concepts compared to the full scale aircraft. The results of simulation show that the performance of sub-scale is quite comparable to that of the full-scale which validates use of the sub-scale in testing new ATM concepts. Keywords: Unmanned
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Mohamed I. Elbakary, Mohamed I. Elbakary, Khan M. Iftekharuddin, Khan M. Iftekharuddin, Yiannis Papelis, Yiannis Papelis, Brett Newman, Brett Newman, } "Comparison of sub-scaled to full-scaled aircrafts in simulation environment for air traffic management", Proc. SPIE 10203, Pattern Recognition and Tracking XXVIII, 102030Q (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2271679; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2271679

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