2017 UAS HQs Workshop

The UAS Handling Qualities Workshop

“Defining Handling Qualities for Unmanned Aircraft Systems”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm

NASA Langley Research Center


0800 – 0815: Welcome/Introductions

0815 – 0945: Session I – Phase II SBIR Overview

Development of a Process to Define Unmanned Aircraft Systems Handling Qualities,” David Klyde, Systems Technology, Inc.

Proposed Format of a UAS Handling Qualities Specification,” David Mitchell, Mitchell Aerospace Research

Lessons Learned from UAS Flight Test,” Peter Seiler, University of Minnesota

0945 – 1000: Break

1015 – 1200: Session II – DoD Considerations

Navy Considerations for UAS Flight Dynamics Design,” John Leonard, Naval Air Systems Command

Educating UAS Test Pilots at the USAF Test Pilot School,” Bill Gray, USAF Test Pilot School

UAV System Identification Modelling, Flight Control Design, and Flight Control Requirements Development at AFDD,” Mark Tischler, Kenny Cheung, and Frank Sanders, Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate

1200 – 1300: Lunch at LaRC Cafeteria

1300 - 1430: Session III – Industry Voices

UAS Handling Qualities – Crossing Three Orders of Magnitude,” Derek Lisoski, AeroVironment

UAS Handling Qualities – Perspectives of an Established Designer and Manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Systems,” Terry Von Klein, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Piloted Precision Inspection, Maneuvering, and Terminal Operations with Small Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing UAS,” Mujahid Abdulrahim, Prioria Robotics

1430 – 1445: Break

1445 – 1615: Session IV – Related Work

An Overview of UTM Safety Research and Preliminary Results in the Development of Hazards-Based Test Scenarios for Safety-Critical UAS Operations,” Chris Belcastro, NASA LaRC

Arducopter Control System Development and USNTPS UAS Capabilities, with videos for: Flight Test and Instability” Bill Geyer, USN Test Pilot School

Recent NASA Research on High-Fidelity Modeling Of sUAS Multirotors In Off-Nominal Conditions,” John Foster, NASA LaRC

1615 – 1700: Session V – Open Discussion

1700: Workshop Closing Statements