# Looking for a detailed description of the AFDD SLAD algorithm

AFDD : US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate

SLAD : Safe Landing Area Determination

In this paper * is described an algorithm used to determine the safest landing coordinates for a drone. It is said:

Because the AFDD SLAD is well documented in Ref 8, only a summary is provided.

Ref 8 is:

Anon., “libSLAD: Safe Landing Area Determination Library User’s Guide,” University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), 2010.

Unfortunately, I've failed to locate the paper (only found this).

I would be glad if anyone could find it, or an alternative description of said algorithm.

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Given the applications for drones, my guess is that documentation for such an algorithm will be difficult to come by. –  Geoff Oxberry Jan 28 at 6:38