Reference : SORA Methodology for Multi-UAS Airframe Inspections in an Airport
Scientific journals : Article
Engineering, computing & technology : Aerospace & aeronautics engineering
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/49003
SORA Methodology for Multi-UAS Airframe Inspections in an Airport
English
Martinez Luna, Carol mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > Space Robotics >]
Sanchez Cuevas, Pedro Jesus mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > Space Robotics]
Gerasimou, Simos [> >]
Bera, Abhishek mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > Space Robotics >]
Olivares Mendez, Miguel Angel mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > Space Robotics >]
2021
Drones
5
4 141
Yes
2504-446X
[en] Deploying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in safety- and business-critical operations requires demonstrating compliance with applicable regulations and a comprehensive understanding of the residual risk associated with the UAS operation. To support these activities and enable the safe deployment of UAS into civil airspace, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has established a UAS regulatory framework that mandates the execution of safety risk assessment for UAS operations in order to gain authorization to carry out certain types of operations. Driven by this framework, the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) released the Specific Operation Risk Assessment (SORA) methodology that guides the systematic risk assessment for UAS operations. However, existing work on SORA and its applications focuses mainly on single UAS operations, offering limited support for assuring operations conducted with multiple UAS and with autonomous features. Therefore, the work presented in this paper analyzes the application of SORA for a Multi-UAS airframe inspection (AFI) operation, that involves deploying multiple UAS with autonomous features inside an airport. We present the decision-making process of each SORA step and its application to a multiple UAS scenario. The results shows that the procedures and safety features included in the Multi-AFI operation such as workspace segmentation, the independent multi-UAS AFI crew proposed, and the mitigation actions provide confidence that the operation can be conducted safely and can receive a positive evaluation from the competent authorities. We also present our key findings from the application of SORA and discuss how it can be extended to better support multi-UAS operations.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/49003
10.3390/drones5040141
https://www.mdpi.com/2504-446X/5/4/141

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