Towards Full Integration of Manned and Unmanned Air Traffic: A Test Case Study - Performance Results of Future All Aviation CNS Technology (FACT) Project

Yeniçeri R., Koyuncu E., Ösken I., Cásek P., Pálenská M., Orhan I., ...More

23rd Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS 2023, Virginia, United States Of America, 18 - 20 April 2023, vol.2023-April identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2023-April
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icns58246.2023.10124293
  • City: Virginia
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Keywords: airspace, ATM, CNS, integration, UTM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents results of real flight evaluation of integrated communication, navigation and surveillance solution equipment for both manned and unmanned aerial vehicles aiming to share the same airspace. An equipment set, consisting of an experimental CNS device connected to Internet over an LTE modem with a proper antenna, and own battery is developed and installed on an aircraft, a rotorcraft and two drones. The usability of this equipment is evaluated from both technical and operational point of view in the UTM and ATM reflexes exhibited in the cases of area violation and route deviation of manned / unmanned aerial vehicles in controlled and uncontrolled airspace.