Remotely piloted aircraft systems
Contribution to a Book
Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace, Third Edition
Remotely piloted aircraft range from quadcopter “drones” with endurance measured in minutes, to large, long endurance aircraft powered by jet turbine engines. This chapter is focused on remotely piloted aircraft that can operate beyond the line of sight of the pilot, in civil airspace in compliance with air traffic control. While this chapter draws on the military experience of unmanned flight, our principal concern is with those issues that apply to civilian operations. The central message of this chapter is that the further development of unmanned aviation may be held back more by a lack of attention to human factors, than by technological hurdles. This chapter begins with a brief overview of remotely piloted aircraft, follows with a review of their accident record, and then focuses on human factors principles for Remote Pilot Stations (RPS).
Design, Human factors, Remote pilot station, Remotely piloted aircraft systems
Psychology; Research Foundation
Alan N. Hobbs. "Remotely piloted aircraft systems" Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace, Third Edition (2022): 399-419. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-420139-2.00007-1