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dc.contributor.advisorBreidenthal, Robert E
dc.contributor.advisorLum, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorHandley, Ward
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-14T16:35:36Z
dc.date.available2016-07-14T16:35:36Z
dc.date.submitted2016-06
dc.identifier.otherHandley_washington_0250O_15965.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/36477
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2016-06
dc.description.abstractTwo air safety tools are developed in the context of the FAA’s NextGen program. The first tool addresses the alarming increase in the frequency of near-collisions between manned and unmanned aircraft by equipping a common hobby class UAV with an ADS-B transponder that broadcasts its position, speed, heading and unique identification number to all local air traffic. The second tool estimates and outputs the location of dangerous wake vortex corridors in real time based on the ADS-B data collected and processed using a custom software package developed for this project. The TRansponder based Position Information System (TRAPIS) consists of data packet decoders, an aircraft database, Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the wake vortex extension application. Output from TRAPIS can be visualized in Google Earth and alleviates the problem of pilots being left to imagine where invisible wake vortex corridors are based solely on intuition or verbal warnings from ATC. The result of these two tools is the increased situational awareness, and hence safety, of human pilots in the National Airspace System (NAS).
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectADS-B
dc.subjectTurbulence
dc.subjectUAS
dc.subjectUAV
dc.subjectVortex
dc.subjectWake
dc.subject.otherAerospace engineering
dc.subject.otheraeronautics and astronautics
dc.titleTwo NextGen Air Safety Tools: An ADS-B Equipped UAV and a Wake Turbulence Estimator
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsOpen Access


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