Safe operation of mini UAVs: a review of regulation and best practices Articles uri icon

authors

  • SANZ, D.
  • PEREIRA VALENTE, JOAO RICARDO
  • DEL CERRO, J.
  • COLORADO, J.
  • BARRIENTOS, A.

publication date

  • October 2015

start page

  • 1221

end page

  • 1233

issue

  • 19

volume

  • 29

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0169-1864

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1568-5535

abstract

  • This paper is focused on the safety of mini UAV (mUAV) systems. It presents the great efforts that are being done in air legislation, including the present and future normative. Nevertheless, considering that the work is not finished yet, a low-level risk analysis concept is introduced. Based on the international regulations, a specific three-step structure for mUAV hazard analysis is presented: identification, assessment, and reduction in a recursive loop that provides a solid architecture for facing the wide range of possible risks.

keywords

  • safety; unmanned aerial units; risk assessment; normative; risk management