• Corpus ID: 22967139

Flight Trajectory Planning for Fixed-Wing Aircraft in Loss of Thrust Emergencies

  title={Flight Trajectory Planning for Fixed-Wing Aircraft in Loss of Thrust Emergencies},
  author={Saswata Paul and Frederick Hole and Alexandra Zytek and Carlos A. Varela},
Loss of thrust emergencies-e.g., induced by bird/drone strikes or fuel exhaustion-create the need for dynamic data-driven flight trajectory planning to advise pilots or control UAVs. While total loss of thrust trajectories to nearby airports can be pre-computed for all initial points in a 3D flight plan, dynamic aspects such as partial power and airplane surface damage must be considered for accuracy. In this paper, we propose a new Dynamic Data-Driven Avionics Software (DDDAS) approach which… 


Loss of thrust emergencies, e.g. – induced by bird strikes or fuel exhaustion – give rise to the need for expeditiously generating feasible trajectories to nearby runways, in order to guide pilots.

Wind-Aware Trajectory Planning for Fixed-Wing Aircraft in Loss of Thrust Emergencies

A robust trajectory generation system that can take dynamic factors like the availability of partial power, wing surface damage, and wind aloft in advance into consideration and generates trajectories that can lead an aircraft from an initial configuration to a target configuration in the presence of a constant horizontal wind.

A Fast and Flexible Emergency Trajectory Generator Enhancing Emergency Geometric Planning with Aircraft Dynamics

An automated emergency trajectory generator to compute the best emergency trajectory for a given landing site and is expected to be part of an advanced flight management system on-board function to help the pilot take efficient and effective decisions in emergency situations and adverse conditions.

Development of Return to Base Flight Trajectory Generator Based on Dubins Path - Vector Field Method

The simulation results show that the Dubins Path and Vector-Field methodology success to generate the flight trajectory in different types of condition and parameters.

Conflict-Aware Flight Planning for Avoiding Near Mid-Air Collisions

This work complements the state-of-the-art pairwise tactical conflict resolution approaches by enabling an ownship to generate strategic flight-plans that ensure standard separation with multiple traffic aircraft, while conforming to possible restrictions on deviation from its flight path.

Any-Time Trajectory Planning for Safe Emergency Landing

This work proposes a novel RRT* -based planning algorithm for finding the safest emergency landing trajectory towards a given set of possible landing sites, which has the any-time property and provides the bestEmergency landing trajectory almost instantly.

Emergency Landing Guidance for an Aerial Vehicle with a Motor Malfunction

The total loss of thrust on a fixed-wing aircraft is very dangerous situation for the pilots. It forces them to choose a suitable landing site which is reachable and to perform emergency landing. The

Comprehensive Risk-based Planning for Small Unmanned Aircraft System Rooftop Landing

A real-time map-based planner is presented that demonstrates a novel trade-off between landing site risk and path risk and provides a heuristic to improve decision-making efficiency.

Emergency Landing Aware Surveillance Planning for Fixed-wing Planes

The proposed approach enables to combine the existing methods to address both challenges at the same time and returns a safe, feasible, and cost-efficient multi-goal trajectory for the curvature-constrained vehicle.



Emergency Flight Planning Applied to Total Loss of Thrust

An emergency flight-management architecture that can be applied to piloted or autonomous aircraft, with focus on the design and implementation of an adaptive flight planner that dynamically adjusts its model to compute feasible flight plans in response to events that degrade aircraft performance.

Emergency Landing Automation Aids: An Evaluation Inspired by US Airways Flight 1549

The practical application of an adaptive flight planning automation aid to the specific US Airways loss-of-thrust situation is described, demonstrating how this technology, if available, could have enabled a safe return to a LaGuardia runway.

Implementing Dubins Airplane Paths on Fixed-wing UAVs

This chapter shows how a recently proposed vector-field method can be used to design a guidance law that causes the Dubins airplane model to follow straight-line and helical paths, and results from this simulation demonstrate the effectiveness of the technique.

Towards Learning Spatio-Temporal Data Stream Relationships for Failure Detection in Avionics

Future dynamic data driven applications systems (DDDAS) using machine learning can identify complex dynamic data-driven failure models, which will in turn enable more accurate flight planning and control for emergency conditions, and is compared with synthetic data.

Self-Healing Spatio-temporal Data Streams Using Error Signatures

This paper applies error detection and data correction methods to real data from a private Cessna flight and from the Air France AF447 accident in June 2009 to show that the system never corrects data incorrectly.

Airplane flight safety using error-tolerant data stream processing

There is a need for further research in methods that allow for fault detection and recovery techniques to be easily realized and implemented with minimal risk of software errors.

Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems: New Capabilities for Application Simulations and Measurements

  • F. Darema
  • Computer Science
    International Conference on Computational Science
  • 2005
Examples of ongoing research developing DDDAS technologies are provided, both in terms of new capabilities in applications, measurement methods and in related systems software technologies.