ASTM F2411 - 07

    Standard Specification for Design and Performance of an Airborne Sense-and-Avoid System

    Active Standard ASTM F2411 | Developed by Subcommittee: F38.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    ASTM F2411

    Abstract

    This specification establishes the design, construction, and performance requirements necessary for the technical reliability of airborne sense-and-avoid (S&A) systems that support the detection of, and safe separation from, airborne objects such as manned or unmanned aircrafts and air vehicles. It specifically applies to the manufacturer or component supplier of such systems seeking civil aviation authority approval, in the form of flight certificates, flight permits, or other like documentation, as providing an equivalent level of safety to the see-and-avoid capability of a human pilot. This specification does not cover transponder or broadcast-based cooperative S&A systems, as well as appliances on-board one or more airborne objects flying in formation flight.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements for the design and performance of airborne sense-and-avoid (SA) systems. This specification includes requirements to support detection of, and safe separation from, airborne objects such as manned or unmanned aircraft and air vehicles.

    1.2 This specification applies to the manufacturer of an appliance seeking civil aviation authority approval, in the form of flight certificates, flight permits, or other like documentation, as providing an equivalent level of safety to the see-and-avoid capability of a human pilot.

    1.3 This specification is not intended to apply to the design and performance of cooperative SA systems. Existing standards and guidance should be referenced for specifications describing these transponder or broadcast-based systems (examples of existing guidance and standards for cooperative SA systems include FAA 20-131A, RTCA DO-289, and TSO-C119B).

    1.4 This specification does not apply to appliances on-board one or more airborne objects flying in formation flight.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

    14CFR91.123 General Operating and Flight RulesCompliance with ATC Clearances and Instructions

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Publications

    AC20–145 Guidance for Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) that Implement TSO-C153 Authorized Hardware Elements

    ICAO Publications

    ICAO Rules of the AirAnnex 2

    RTCA Publications

    DO-289 Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards (MASPS) for Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.090 (On-board equipment and instruments)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 81102301(Avionics design)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2411-07

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