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

UAS 상호운용성 향상을 위한 STANAG 4586과 MAVLink 프로토콜 비교분석 및 개선방안 연구

  • Nam, Gyeongrae (Avionics Research Institute, LIG Nex1 Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Go, Jeonghwan (Avionics Research Institute, LIG Nex1 Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Kwon, Cheolhee (Avionics Research Institute, LIG Nex1 Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Jeong, Soyoung (Aerospace Technology Research Institute, Agency for Defense Development)
  • 남경래 (LIG넥스원(주) 항공전자연구소) ;
  • 고정환 (LIG넥스원(주) 항공전자연구소) ;
  • 권철희 (LIG넥스원(주) 항공전자연구소) ;
  • 정소영 (국방과학연구소 항공기술연구원)
  • Received : 2020.07.08
  • Accepted : 2020.11.06
  • Published : 2020.12.05


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 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.