Accession Number : AD1002959


Title :   Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Mishap Taxonomy for Range Safety Reviews


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : RANGE COMMANDERS COUNCIL WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE United States


Personal Author(s) : Sanchez,Eric L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1002959.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : Mishap lessons learned are valuable tools for use in identifying otherwise unrecognized hazards that can then be addressed and reduced to an acceptable level of risk. Lessons learned reduce the risk of exposure to unknown unknowns that have previously been encountered by others. Unproven unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are flown on Department of Defense test and training ranges to establish test evidence of airworthiness and to demonstrate potential for acquisition. A range safety risk management process provides the test team with an assessment of risk to local personnel, property, and range operations associated with the proposed test of the unproven vehicle. This assessment is intended to allow the risk decision authority to make an informed decision and answer the question: Is this unproven vehicle safe to fly on this range? We used cluster analysis of mishaps to develop groups that can be defined as a common hazard scenario describing the transition from normal flight to loss of the ability to maintain normal controlled flight.


Descriptors :   unmanned aerial vehicles , TAXONOMY , aircraft equipment , traffic collision avoidance system , fuel systems , ignition systems , inertial navigation systems , collision avoidance systems , ground control stations , warning systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE