Contingency Manager for Icarus Simulated Integrated Scenario
Tutor / director / evaluatorRoyo Chic, Pablo
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Contingency analysis and reaction is a critical task to be carried out by any airplane to guarantee its safe operation in a non-segregated airspace. Pilot's reactions to any kind of incidences that may occur in-flight, like engine malfunctions, loss of electrical power, hydraulic failure, unexpected weather, etc, will determine the fate of the flight. Nowadays, contingency reactions are mainly driven by the airplane manufacturer, with pre-analyzed contingency scenarios covered in the airplane documentation, and by ICAO's rules as defined in the way flight plans should be prepared and landing alternatives implemented. Flight dispatching is the set of tasks related to flight preparation, such as load and balance, meteorology study and briefing, operational flight planning, contingency analysis and planning, etc. However, managing contingencies on a UAS is a much more complex problem basically due to the automated nature of the vehicle and the lack of situational awareness that pilot's in command should face. It is well known from the short history of UAS accidents that many of them are directly imputable to pilot errors when trying to manage an unexpected contingency. The project proposes to develop a Contingency Manager Service in the Icarus Simulated Platform. Also, it is part of this project to develop a Weather Simulator, Engine Simulator and an Electrical Simulator in order to generate contingency situations.