Evolving Autonomous Technologies across Aerospace Industry
Published by : Industrial Automation
Regulations, standards, and hardware and software technology combine to ensure the safety and security of current and future unmanned and autonomous vehicles. An aerospace industry veteran and security expert face present unmanned aircraft system (UAS) challenges and provides guidance to those technologies the autonomous potential. Technology is altering the products we build in different businesses.
The manufacturing of such vehicles requires high technical expertise and engineer’s analysis to understand the behavior of various subsystems, simulation processes, and test algorithms that perceive the environment along with keeping track of moving objects and controls as an integrated platform and deploy to the actual hardware.
The Key Autonomous Vehicles
• Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)
• Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
• Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
• Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
• Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
• Warehouse robots
The advancement of Autonomous Flight Systems
There wide increase in demand and advancement across the autonomous flight structures in the aerospace industry. In the industry, the autonomy changes its demand from drones to space vehicles that can remotely accessible to the occupants. Moreover, the development of the technology would result in the growth of self-sustaining flight systems that may essential to the destiny of space travel.
“For instance, the Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off, and Landing (ATTOL) technology are already implemented in the aircraft in June 2020 by Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer. The company tested more than 500 test flights were conducted in total before commercializing. In addition, around 450 of 500 flights were dedicated to gathering raw video data, to support and fine-tune algorithms, while a series of six test flights, each one including five take-offs and landings per run, were used to test autonomous flight capabilities.”
In the global market, technology companies and aircraft manufacturers are intending to build a business case to enable local air transportation. These remotely operated aircraft systems would connect from any nearby regional airports/place. The development and commercialization of autonomous vehicles enable the crew to a single pilot or an unmanned system. It is expected that the manufacturing of single-pilot aircraft systems requires a high grade of computerization and a restructure of the cockpit that benefits its operational efficiency.
Globally, the design, development, and manufacturing of autonomous aircraft based on autonomous flight systems, bring the engineers to need to accomplish closed-loop simulations amid the control software, intelligent algorithms, and sensors. Moreover, the multiphysics simulation and virtual realities are expected to be one of the most efficient processes to examine the operation of these autonomous flight systems at all possible situations with a wide variety in operating conditions in a reasonable timeframe.