High-Bypass UAS Engine Ingestion Test

Inclusion of large numbers of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) may pose unique hazards to other aircraft sharing the airspace. It is necessary to determine the potential severity of sUAS mid-air collisions with aircraft in order to define an Equivalent Level of Safety to manned aviation. H.R. 636 -FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, Section 2212, Unmanned Aircraft Systems -Manned Aircraft Collision Research, mandated UAS research to determine the impact severity of ground and airborne collisions. Since there is no similarity of a UAS to any other foreign body currently being regulated, understanding the severity of the ingestion event is critical to be able to estimate the extent of damage encountered in a typical incident/accident. To aid in the longevity of the information gathered during this research, high fidelity data gathering, instrumentation, and model validation is crucial for future FAA regulatory and policy development surrounding safe UAS integration into the NAS.



Kiran D’Souza
Associate Professor | Director | Associate Director
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nonlinear Dynamics & Vibration Lab ndvl.osu.edu
Gas Turbine Lab gtl.osu.edu
Ohio State University
Email: kiran.x.dsouza@gmail.com
Phone: 614.292.5926


Participating Schools

Ohio State University
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