Ground risk map for Unmanned Aircraft in Urban Environments

Stefano Primatesta, A. Rizzo, Anders La Cour-Harbo

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The large diversity of unmanned aircraft requires a suitable and proper risk assessment. In this paper, we propose the use of risk map to define the risk associated to unmanned aircraft. It is a two-dimensional location-based map that quantifies the risk to the population on ground of flight operations over a specified area. The risk map is generated by a probabilistic approach and it combines several layers, including population density, sheltering factor, no-fly zones, and obstacles. Each element of the risk map has associated a risk value that quantifies the risk of flying over a specific location. The risk values are defined by a risk assessment process using different uncontrolled descent events, the drone parameters, and environmental characteristics, as well as uncertainties on parameters. The risk map is able to quantify the risk of large areas, such as urban environments, and allows for easy identification of which locations the flight has high and low risk. The map is a tool for informed decision making, and the proposed method is validated with different aircraft in a realistic urban environment.
TidsskriftJournal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems
Udgave nummer3-4
Sider (fra-til)489–509
Antal sider21
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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  • Projekter

    • 1 Igangværende

    SafeEye: Automated emergency lander for small unmanned aircraft

    la Cour-Harbo, A., Andersen, J. & Larsen, A.



    Projekter: ProjektForskning

  • Aktiviteter

    • 1 Værtskab for gæsteforsker

    Stefano Primatesta

    Anders La Cour-Harbo (Vært)

    22 feb. 20188 jul. 2018

    Aktivitet: Værtskab for gæsteforskerVærtskab for gæsteforsker


    Drone Research Lab

    Anders la Cour-Harbo (Leder), Simon Jensen (Operatør), Frank Høgh Rasmussen (Andre), Jesper Dejgaard Meyer (Andre), Aitor Ramirez Gomez (Andre), O. M. Bektash (Andre), Tobias Leth (Andre), Luminita Cristiana Totu (Andre), Jacob Naundrup Pedersen (Andre), Stefano Primatesta (Andre), Petr Gabrlik (Andre) & Morten Bisgaard (Operatør)

    Institut for Elektroniske Systemer

    Facilitet: Testfacilitet

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    Advisor to JARUS

    Anders la Cour-Harbo (Deltager), Terrence Martin (Deltager), Tom Putland (Deltager), Tony Nannini (Deltager), Henri Hohtari (Deltager) & Joerg Dittrich (Deltager)

    Impact: Politisk impact