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Operational and Safety Flight Scenarios

The use of the GCS to command the aircraft to carry out various flight missions is tested.

  • 1. Standard flight profile. This will consist of manual takeoff, manual circuit pattern, and manual landing. The orbit points shall move a minimum of two times to demonstrate effective operation. Land.
  • 2. Standard flight profile. This will consist of manual takeoff, assisted FCS control circuit pattern, and manual landing. The orbit points shall move a minimum of two times to demonstrate effective operation. Land.
  • 3. Standard flight profile. This will consist of manual takeoff, autonomous circuit pattern, and manual landing. The orbit points shall move a minimum of two times to demonstrate effective operation. Land.
  • 4. Simulated loss of GCS control (laptop crash) while the UAV is in autonomous mode. Simulated by USB to aerial being disconnected.
  • 5. Emergency landing. In the event of a transmitter failure, the UAV should be able to be landed using only the FCS. This should be demonstrated until it is clear that the UAV will land in the designated area. Manual control will be taken, and aircraft will perform a go-around. Control will be taken by the UAV pilot using the autopilot override switch on his discretion of this being demonstrated. No persons should be endangered. This should be fully understood before commencing test. Persons should be kept to safe area. (a) Fly UAV at height in AUTO mode with REMOTE control by pilot, (b) on close communication between pilot and GCS operator, (i) pilot to stop inputs to transmitter, (ii) wait 2 s to simulate a reaction time, and (iii) GCS to recover the aircraft and land the aircraft under the close supervision and authorization of the pilot. (c) Pilot to take manual override control when he is happy that the aircraft would land in the specified field and commence a go-around.
  • 6. Landing site becomes unavailable. A nearby different location is to be chosen and an approach to land commenced followed by a go-around.
 
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