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This paper presents an Integrated Mission Management System for Unmanned Aircraft
Systems (UAS). The system consists in a number of mission and flight software modules
that control the UAS path and the operation of its on-board payload in a coordinated manner. The overall system is called UAS Service Architecture Layer (USAL). An important requirement of the system is that it should be highly adaptable to perform a broad range of civil missions. To achieve this goal the flight plan and mission specifications are separated from the modules that perform its execution. The
flight plan is described using a formalism
speci fically designed for UAS civil applications. State Chart XML is used to provide a state based model for the UAS behavior during the mission. USAL o ers additional capabilities oriented to the automated reaction to contingencies. This paper describes the alternative aifi eld specifi cation mechanism and the contingency management architecture employed
in the USAL.
CitationSantamaria, E. [et al.]. An integrated mission management system for UAS civil applications. A: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit. "2009 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit". Illinois, Chicago: 2009, p. 1-26.
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