A Study on the Analysis and Improvement of STANAG 4586 / MAVLink Protocol for Interoperability Improvement of UAS

Gyeongrae Nam, Jeonghwan Go, Cheolhee Kwon, Soyoung Jeong
2020 Journal of the Korea Institute of Military Science and Technology  
An unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) refers to an aircraft that has all or part of its functions to autonomously fly by grasping the surrounding environment by remote control on the ground without a pilot on board. With the development of unmanned aerial technology, civil/military forces are developing unmanned aerial vehicles for various purposes. In order to control unmanned aerial vehicles from the ground, communication protocols between unmanned aerial vehicles and ground control equipment are
more » ... rol equipment are required, and civil/military forces have developed and used a photocall for different purposes. In this study, the characteristics of the MAVLink protocol used in the private sector and the STANAG 4586 protocol used in the military are compared/analyzed in detail to find elements to complement each other and to draw improvement measures for protocol unification.
doi:10.9766/kimst.2020.23.6.618 fatcat:4ikdsbod6farfjsewlmswp425i