Mid and short term conflict resolution in autonomous aircraft operations

Georgios Chaloulos, Giannis P. Roussos, John Lygeros, Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos

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We investigate the conflict resolution problem in a self separation airspace. Using the recent advances in the fields of robotics and control, we use navigation functions to resolve conflicts arising in the Short Term, which guarantee conflict avoidance, while in Mid Term, a model predictive controller makes sure that the designed system respects the operational constraints of the situation and maximizes some performance for the system. Both algorithms operate in a decentralized scheme, following the autonomous aircraft concept investigated under the European project iFly. Priority issues are discussed and ways to take them into consideration in our setting are shown. The algorithm performance is demonstrated on simulations in planar configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2009
Event8th Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition - Bretigny-sur-Orge, France
Duration: Dec 1 2009Dec 3 2009


Conference8th Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition


  • Autonomous airrcaft
  • Conflict resolution
  • Distributed control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Automotive Engineering


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