Developing Evidence for Certification – Autonomous Remotely Piloted Systems

VEC / BAE Systems co-development of an Autonomous Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)

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The Virtual Engineering Centre’s unique ‘sandpit’ model allows technology organisations to enhance their capabilities through virtual innovation, accessing academic research and the latest scientific and technological infrastructure.

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), in partnership with BAE Systems, developed a Virtual Engineering Simulation Laboratory (VESL) for the integration, testing and generation of evidence for certification of components of Autonomous Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

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Our support meant BAE could:

  • Work with businesses to push boundaries and develop new industry regulations
  • Support within the capturing and validation processes, leading to enhanced testing and validation of systems
  • Access High Performance Computing (HPC) for faster testing

The Benefits

  • Unique access to digital testbeds to allow for unique testing and validation
  • Developed a new robust and accurate process which will save time
  • Allow for ease of entering markets with strict regulations
  • Generating supporting evidence for industry certification