Data Link System Flight Tests for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • Anibal Jara-Olmedo
  • Wilson Medina-Pazmiño
  • Eddie E. Galarza
  • Franklin M. Silva
  • Eddie D. Galarza
  • Cesar A. Naranjo
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 94)


This document establishes the considered procedures for UAV - F communication system’s flight tests, considering the compliance with the requirements of international standards showing the results of applying those procedures. In the paper there is a description of the aircraft’s communications system as the starting point of analysis. The tests were done considering each of the airworthiness requirements of the communications system to establish the way for data gathering. It is also described the related procedures and test parameters which allow to develop a new system as described in the general methodology. The outcomes of this work demonstrated the system’s ability to extend the communication to the compliance of the USAR of the STANAG4701 standard of NATO, in order to establish procedures for validation and certification of an “in development” aircraft and to build communication over obstacles.


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unmanned aerial systems Ground Control Station Ground Data Terminal Air Data Terminal Flight test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anibal Jara-Olmedo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wilson Medina-Pazmiño
    • 1
  • Eddie E. Galarza
    • 1
    • 2
  • Franklin M. Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eddie D. Galarza
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cesar A. Naranjo
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo FAE (CIDFAE)AmbatoEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas - ESPESangolquíEcuador

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