The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Secure and Safe Assured Autonomy

Research Areas: Autonomous Systems

Principal Investigator: Shaoshuai Mou

Aviation’s future will likely see the integration of a wide variety of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) systems including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for cargo/delivery, personal air vehicles, and commercial Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles. However, substantial challenges exist that could delay (and possibly prevent) these developments and thus research is needed in a variety of areas to leverage technologies in autonomy, Air Traffic Management (ATM), multi-redundant flight systems architectures, and advanced wireless connectivity like 5G to meet these challenges.

The goal of this ULI project is to develop new technologies and innovative operational concepts which will ensure safe, secure and robust integration of autonomous vehicles into Advanced Air Mobility-tailored transportation infrastructure. All this must be done while maintaining inter-operability with current civil air transportation systems and associated safety standards.


Other PIs: Principal Investigator Abdollah Homaifar Co-Investigators Daniel Delaurentis Mark Costello Ali Karimoddini Inseok Hwang Dengfeng Sun Sam Coogan Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis John C. Kelly James Goppert Yahya Kamalipour Shaoshuai Mou M. Nabil Mahmoud Judy Hoffman Ioannis A. Raptis James Paduano Bruce J Holmes Damon Jenkins Larry Datko

Keywords: Autonomy, Safety, security