Advanced Failure Prevention Mechanisms for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Kary Thanapalan, Mark Bowkett, Ewen Constant

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This paper presents a novel live failure detection and critical failure prevention mechanism for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). In particular, application of the live failure detection method for a quadcopter system is discussed. The method offers a structured approach to resolve failure related problems giving crucial early signal and notifications. The results indicated that using the live failure detection method, it is possible to prevent critical failures in any UAV's
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 25th International Conference on Automation & Computing
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Productivity through Automation and Computing - Lancaster University, UK 5-7 September 2019
EditorsHui Yu
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics
Pages371 - 375
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-86137-666-4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2019
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing
- Lancaster University , United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20197 Sept 2019
Conference number: 25th


Conference25th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC'19
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • condition monitoring
  • fracture
  • UAV
  • failure detection
  • control structure


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