chapter  5
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Flight Safety

An autonomous flight controller must possess the most adaptive capability that can be imagined for any control system [13]: robustness and failure tolerance.

1. Robustness of the control law:

of mains,

b. Guaranteeing compliance with specifications (frequency and time) at a given probability,

c. Classic robustness/performance trade-off to be managed. 2. Failure tolerance

a. Can be ensured through sophisticated sensor redundancy and rapid detection/correction of actuator abnormal behavior,

b. Minimum capacity of algorithms to handle double failures in order to give the autonomous aircraft a chance.