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We present a safety validation approach for Sense and Avoid (SAA) algorithms aboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). We build multi-agent simulations to provide a test arena for UAVs with various SAA algorithms, in order to explore potential conflict situations. The simulation is configured by a series of parameters, which define a huge input space.(More)
We propose automated techniques for the verification and control of probabilistic real-time systems that are only partially observable. To formally model such systems, we define an extension of probabilistic timed automata in which local states are partially visible to an observer or controller. We give a probabilistic temporal logic that can express a(More)
The development of the new generation of airborne collision avoidance system ACAS X adopts a model-based optimization approach, where the collision avoidance logic is automatically generated based on a probabilistic model and a set of preferences. It has the potential for safety benefits and shortening the development cycle, but it poses new challenges for(More)
We present automated techniques for the verification and control of partially observable, probabilistic systems for both discrete and dense models of time. For the discrete-time case, we formally model these systems using partially observable Markov decision processes; for dense time, we propose an extension of probabilistic timed automata in which local(More)
We present a new approach to testing multi-UAV conflict resolution algorithms. We have formulated the problem as a multi-objective search problem, with two objectives: finding air traffic encounters that (1) are able to reveal faults in conflict resolution algorithms, and (2) are likely to happen in the real world. Our method uses agent-based simulation and(More)
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