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Title: Hazards in advising autonomy: incorporating hazard modelling with system dynamics into the aerospace safety assessment process for UAS
Authors: Downes, C.G.
Chung, Paul Wai Hing
Keywords: Autonomous systems
Hazard modelling
Safety assessment
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Citation: DOWNES, C.G. and CHUNG, P.W.H., 2011. Hazards in advising autonomy: incorporating hazard modelling with system dynamics into the aerospace safety assessment process for UAS. IN: Proceedings of the 6th IET International Conference on System Safety 2011 (CP578), Birmingham, UK, 20-22 September, 2011, 6pp.
Abstract: This paper describes the further continuation of an investigation to identify and develop tools for the identification and management of hazards likely to arise with the quality and behavioural aspects in and resulting from automatic advice - such as might arise with an automated system advisory function facilitating critical decision-making with an autonomous vehicle. An example of a representative critical advisory function is identified in that supporting a necessary “Sense & Avoid” capability, as embodied within a airborne autonomous system. In consideration then of how might a model driven approach, combining physical and dynamical models, statistical data and belief be combined to aid system evaluation, work has so far been undertaken to investigate the nature of suitable models to provide representations of the control structure and system dynamics. Whilst the system engineering methods are to be generic, the context of “Sense & Avoid” provides a relevant framework within which to pose a “toy-problem” with complex behaviour, against which to judge the methods and models.
Description: This is a conference paper. It is also available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2011.0242
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10113
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2011.0242
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