A simulation framework for fast design space exploration of unmanned air system traffic management policies

Ziyi Zhao, Chen Luo, Jin Zhao, Qinru Qiu, Mustafa C Gursoy, Carlos Enrique Caicedo Bastidas, Franco Basti

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Abstract

The number of daily small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) operations in uncontrolled low altitude airspace is expected to reach into the millions. UAS Traffic Management (UTM) is an emerging concept aiming at the safe and efficient management of such very dense traffic, but few studies are addressing the policies to accommodate such demand and the required ground infrastructure in suburban or urban environments. Searching for the optimal air traffic management policy is a combinatorial optimization problem with intractable complexity when the number of sUAS and the constraints increases. As the demands on the airspace increase and traffic patterns get complicated, it is difficult to forecast the potential low altitude airspace hotspots and the corresponding ground resource requirements. This work presents a Multi-agent Air Traffic and Resource Usage Simulation (MATRUS) framework that aims for fast evaluation of different air traffic management policies and the relationship between policy, environment and resulting traffic patterns. It can also be used as a tool to decide the resource distribution and launch site location in the planning of a next generation smart city. As a case study, detailed comparisons are provided for the sUAS flight time, conflict ratio, cellular communication resource usage, for a managed (centrally coordinated) and unmanaged (free flight) traffic scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICNS 2019 - 2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Future Flight through Evolving ICNS Technologies
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728118932
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019
Event2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS 2019 - Herndon, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2019Apr 11 2019

Publication series

NameIntegrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS
Volume2019-April
ISSN (Print)2155-4943
ISSN (Electronic)2155-4951

Conference

Conference2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS 2019
CountryUnited States
CityHerndon
Period4/9/194/11/19

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Aircraft
Air
Free flight
Cellular radio systems
Combinatorial optimization
Planning
Smart city

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Zhao, Z., Luo, C., Zhao, J., Qiu, Q., Gursoy, M. C., Caicedo Bastidas, C. E., & Basti, F. (2019). A simulation framework for fast design space exploration of unmanned air system traffic management policies. In ICNS 2019 - 2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference: Enabling Future Flight through Evolving ICNS Technologies [8735348] (Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS; Vol. 2019-April). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNSURV.2019.8735348

A simulation framework for fast design space exploration of unmanned air system traffic management policies. / Zhao, Ziyi; Luo, Chen; Zhao, Jin; Qiu, Qinru; Gursoy, Mustafa C; Caicedo Bastidas, Carlos Enrique; Basti, Franco.

ICNS 2019 - 2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference: Enabling Future Flight through Evolving ICNS Technologies. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. 8735348 (Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS; Vol. 2019-April).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhao, Z, Luo, C, Zhao, J, Qiu, Q, Gursoy, MC, Caicedo Bastidas, CE & Basti, F 2019, A simulation framework for fast design space exploration of unmanned air system traffic management policies. in ICNS 2019 - 2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference: Enabling Future Flight through Evolving ICNS Technologies., 8735348, Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS, vol. 2019-April, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS 2019, Herndon, United States, 4/9/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNSURV.2019.8735348
Zhao Z, Luo C, Zhao J, Qiu Q, Gursoy MC, Caicedo Bastidas CE et al. A simulation framework for fast design space exploration of unmanned air system traffic management policies. In ICNS 2019 - 2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference: Enabling Future Flight through Evolving ICNS Technologies. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. 8735348. (Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNSURV.2019.8735348
Zhao, Ziyi ; Luo, Chen ; Zhao, Jin ; Qiu, Qinru ; Gursoy, Mustafa C ; Caicedo Bastidas, Carlos Enrique ; Basti, Franco. / A simulation framework for fast design space exploration of unmanned air system traffic management policies. ICNS 2019 - 2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference: Enabling Future Flight through Evolving ICNS Technologies. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. (Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS).
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