Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This book progresses from a clear elucidation of guidance laws and unmanned aerial vehicle dynamics to the modeling of their guidance and control systems.

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Author: Rafael Yanushevsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138074543

Category: Drone aircraft

Page: 376

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Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience, Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles contains new analytical results, taken from the author�s research, which can be used for analysis and design of unmanned aerial vehicles guidance and control systems. This book progresses from a clear elucidation of guidance laws and unmanned aerial vehicle dynamics to the modeling of their guidance and control systems. Special attention is paid to guidance of autonomous UAVs, which differs from traditional missile guidance. The author explains UAV applications, contrasting them to a missile�s limited ability (or inability) to control axial acceleration. The discussion of guidance laws for UAVs presents a generalization of missile guidance laws developed by the author. The computational algorithms behind these laws are tested in three applications�for the surveillance problem, the refueling problem, and for the motion control of a swarm of UAVs. The procedure of choosing and testing the guidance laws is also considered in an example of future generation of airborne interceptors launched from UAVs. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of unmanned aerial vehicles� guidance that cannot be found in any other book. It presents new ideas that, once crystallized, can be implemented in the new generation of unmanned aerial systems.

Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

UAVs.are.targeted.for.multimission.roles.from. persistent.surveillance.to.search-and-destroy. A.guided unmanned aerial vehicle system.is.defined.as.a.combination.of. an.unmanned.aerial.vehicle.and.its.launching,.guidance,.test ...

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Author: Rafael Yanushevsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439850961

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience, Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles contains new analytical results, taken from the author’s research, which can be used for analysis and design of unmanned aerial vehicles guidance and control systems. This book progresses from a clear elucidation of guidance laws and unmanned aerial vehicle dynamics to the modeling of their guidance and control systems. Special attention is paid to guidance of autonomous UAVs, which differs from traditional missile guidance. The author explains UAV applications, contrasting them to a missile’s limited ability (or inability) to control axial acceleration. The discussion of guidance laws for UAVs presents a generalization of missile guidance laws developed by the author. The computational algorithms behind these laws are tested in three applications—for the surveillance problem, the refueling problem, and for the motion control of a swarm of UAVs. The procedure of choosing and testing the guidance laws is also considered in an example of future generation of airborne interceptors launched from UAVs. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of unmanned aerial vehicles’ guidance that cannot be found in any other book. It presents new ideas that, once crystallized, can be implemented in the new generation of unmanned aerial systems.

Nonlinear Control of Robots and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Zhang, J.M., Li, Q., Cheng, N. and Liang, B., Nonlinear pathfollowing method for fixedwing unmanned aerial vehicles, Journal of Zhejiang UniversityScience C (Computers and Electronics), 14(2), 2013, 125–132. Yanushevsky, R., Guidance of ...

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Author: Ranjan Vepa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315350301

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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Nonlinear Control of Robots and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: An Integrated Approach presents control and regulation methods that rely upon feedback linearization techniques. Both robot manipulators and UAVs employ operating regimes with large magnitudes of state and control variables, making such an approach vital for their control systems design. Numerous application examples are included to facilitate the art of nonlinear control system design, for both robotic systems and UAVs, in a single unified framework. MATLAB® and Simulink® are integrated to demonstrate the importance of computational methods and systems simulation in this process.

Fault tolerant Flight Control and Guidance Systems

This book offers a complete overview of fault-tolerant flight control techniques.

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Author: Guillaume J. J. Ducard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848825611

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

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This book offers a complete overview of fault-tolerant flight control techniques. Discussion covers the necessary equations for the modeling of small UAVs, a complete system based on extended Kalman filters, and a nonlinear flight control and guidance system.

Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

and Guidance Group, which became a world-leading group in control, navigation and guidance for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In 2008, he retired, to become Emeritus Professor, retaining a strong interest in research for Autonomy in ...

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Author: Antonios Tsourdos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470974643

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

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An invaluable addition to the literature on UAV guidance and cooperative control, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is a dedicated, practical guide to computational path planning for UAVs. One of the key issues facing future development of UAVs is path planning: it is vital that swarm UAVs/ MAVs can cooperate together in a coordinated manner, obeying a pre-planned course but able to react to their environment by communicating and cooperating. An optimized path is necessary in order to ensure a UAV completes its mission efficiently, safely, and successfully. Focussing on the path planning of multiple UAVs for simultaneous arrival on target, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles also offers coverage of path planners that are applicable to land, sea, or space-borne vehicles. Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is authored by leading researchers from Cranfield University and provides an authoritative resource for researchers, academics and engineers working in the area of cooperative systems, cooperative control and optimization particularly in the aerospace industry.

Issues in Structural and Materials Engineering 2011 Edition

(2010 DEC 22) National Defense Academy, Yokosuka: Sliding mode-based pure pursuit guidance for unmanned aerial vehicle rendezvous and chase with a cooperative aircraft “This article introduces a high-performance pure pursuit guidance ...

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781464963971

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1920

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Issues in Structural and Materials Engineering: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Structural and Materials Engineering. The editors have built Issues in Structural and Materials Engineering: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Structural and Materials Engineering in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Structural and Materials Engineering: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Vision Guidance Controller for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in modern military operations for reconnaissance and other missions continues to grow.

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Author: Mark T. Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1423554809

Category:

Page: 94

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The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in modern military operations for reconnaissance and other missions continues to grow. UAV systems using remote control guidance are limited in range and subject to Electronic Warfare concerns. Guidance Systems using only Global Positioning Service (GPS) or an Inertial Navigation System (INS) are limited to a pre-programmed route of flight. A vision guidance system that can control the UAV over an arbitrary course is not subject to these limitations. This thesis uses classical control methods to develop and test an autonomous vision controller for the FOG-R UAV (FROG). First, a computer model of the camera output for a flight that tracks a river is made to develop the controller and to test it in nonlinear simulation. Finally, the complete system is flight tested on the FROG UAV. The design and test equipment include a highly modified FOG-R UAV from the U.S. Army, the MATRIXx Product Family of software tools developed by Integrated Systems, Inc., and a Ground Station built at NPS from commercially available computer and communication equipment.