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  1. COST ES0802 MC/WG MeetingCambridge, September 20th – 21st, 2010Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to support the predictability of future environmental crisisDipl.-Phys. Mirsad Delić (DLR, Institute of Flight Guidance)

  2. Content • Generic mission flow of a UA mission • Advantages of UAS in Atmospheric Research • Example Mission • Future UA • Ground Control Station • Volcanic Ash Crisis Seminar 2010

  3. Generic mission flow for a UA in Atmospheric Research Takeoff and landing at the same airport Flight in high altitude (> FL400) to mission area (atmospheric disorder) Loiter at mission area to collect sensor data, duration up to four days Real-Time analysis of collected sensor data is sent to GCS for further evaluation

  4. Advantages of UAS in Atmospheric Research • Reusable - UA can be used multiple times • Controllable - flight parameters (heading, speed, altitude) can be changed during mission • High endurance - UA have an endurance up to 30 hours which will rise up to 10 days in the next few years • Lower risk - no direct human involvement, e.g. tornado research • Immediate data analysis - data obtained from payload sensors can be analysed in real-time; that gives the opportunity to react very quickly on and change mission parameters

  5. Example mission for a UA in Atmospheric ResearchVolcanic ash detection • Takeoff / Landing from several airports in Europe • Climb to affected altitude • Real-time analysis of ash particle density along main ATS routes • Based on results specific routes can be approved for flight operations • Small amount of UA sufficient to cover European continent

  6. Properties of suitable UA for atmospheric research Example Boeing “Phantom-Eye” • Wingspan: 150ft (46m) • Service ceiling: 65.000ft (~20km) • Cruise speed: 150kts • Payload: ~200kg • Endurance: more than four days (larger version with endurance up to ten days in development) • Propulsion: two 2.3 litre motor vehicle engines with 150hp each (1) Picture of NASA “GlobalHawk Atmospheric Research UA” - Property of NASA (2) Picture of Boeing „Phantom Eye“ - Property of Boeing

  7. UA Ground Control Station Consists of several modules: • Flight Planning - Mission • Flight Control • Payload control: • Fusion, evaluation, analysis and interpretation of incoming sensor data • Immediate availability of respective results • Surveillance of sensor performance Picture of future GCS - Property of Raytheon

  8. Volcanic Ash Crisis Seminar 2010 • Location: Belgrade - September 7th, 2010 • DLR presentation: • Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to support the predictability of future environmental crisis • Introduction of COST ES0802 initiative • Seminar triggered by EUROCONTROL • Hosted by University of Belgrade, Division of Airports and Air Traffic Safety, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering • Web site:http://apatc.sf.bg.ac.rs (find: Volcanic Ash Crisis 2010 Seminar, in red)

  9. Thank you. Any questions?