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dc.contributor.authorThanaraj, T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTan, Kailunen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, John Chung-Hungen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, Ee Mengen_US
dc.contributor.authorLow, Kin Huaten_US
dc.identifier.citationThanaraj, T., Tan, K., Wang, J. C., Ng, E. M. & Low, K. H. (2022). Initial reliability assessment of a commercial-off-the-shelf GPS sensor for generic UAVs. 2022 Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS), 1-11.
dc.description.abstractUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gathered much attention commercially in recent times owing to the advancement in technology, such as the introduction of brushless-DC motors and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). As a result, these UAVs can undertake complex missions and pose potential benefits to a multitude of use cases, for instance, last-mile cargo delivery, infrastructure inspection, and even search-and-rescue missions. With the increase in the adoption of UAVs and the abundance of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components, the airworthiness of the UAVs grows to be of concern as the assessment criteria for them are not as stringent as that of manned aircraft, largely due to the absence of an onboard pilot or passengers. In addition, UAVs with COTS components lack data to provide assurance of their reliability and determine if the UAVs are fit to fly. On-board navigational sensors are one of the critical subsystems in a UAV and any deterioration in the performance of these sensors can precipitate into a UAV system failure during flight missions, potentially leading to a crash. As such, the reliability of these sensors has to be ascertained before any flight mission to ensure their airworthiness. In this paper, we will assess a COTS GPS sensor that has been commonly used in self-assembled UAVs and predict its reliability based on the characteristics of the Surface Mounted Devices (SMD) and Integrated Circuits (IC) using MIL-HDBK-217F. Results from this assessment will provide a preliminary representation of the reliability of a typical COTS GPS sensor for the determination of its suitability for its intended operation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCivil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Foundation (NRF)en_US
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dc.subjectEngineering::Aeronautical engineering::Electrical systems and equipmenten_US
dc.titleInitial reliability assessment of a commercial-off-the-shelf GPS sensor for generic UAVsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.conference2022 Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS)en_US
dc.contributor.researchAir Traffic Management Research Instituteen_US
dc.description.versionSubmitted/Accepted versionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMechanical Sensorsen_US
dc.citation.conferencelocationDulles, Virginia, USAen_US
dc.description.acknowledgementThis project is supported by the National Research Foundation, Singapore, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, under the Aviation Transformation Programme. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the views of National Research Foundation, Singapore, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. The Ph.D. candidature scholarship provided to the first author by Nanyang Technological University through Air Traffic Management Research Institute Leader’s Track is greatly appreciated.en_US
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