Vector field guidance for path following of MAVs in three dimensions for variable altitude maneuvers

Vaitheeswaran, SM and Venkatanarayana, KG and Kanth, B Sashi (2010) Vector field guidance for path following of MAVs in three dimensions for variable altitude maneuvers. International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 2 (4). pp. 255-265. ISSN 1756-8293

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Abstract

This paper uses the vector field approach to represent both the desired ground track heading and the vertical flight path angle to navigate unmanned aerial vehicles onto the desired path. The path following is realized in 3-dimensions, thus allowing the aircraft to navigate longitudinally as well as laterally, unlike the current approaches which require the aircraft to maintain a constant altitude. This results in an increase in the maneuverability (like overflying a hill) of the vehicle allowing it to navigate over various terrains and terrain following. Methods for following straight lines in 3-dimensional space are demonstrated through numerical simulations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to Multi-Science Publishing Co.,
Uncontrolled Keywords: Miniature aerial vehicles (MAVs);Vector field;Micro air vehicles
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
ENGINEERING > Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 08:27
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2012 08:27
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10271

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