Insitu Scan Eagle Aces Sense and Avoid Test

[Avionics Today February 12, 2014] Researchers at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT) during a recent flight test were able to successfully use a Scan Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to sense and avoid an approaching Cessna aircraft.

The flight test was performed as part of QUT’s Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) in collaboration with Boeing Research & Technology – Australia (BR&T-A) and Insitu Pacific.

The Scan Eagle was equipped with sense and avoid technology developed at QUT that had previously been tested onboard a Cessna light aircraft several years ago, says Duncan Campbell, a QUT professor and director of ARCAA.

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