Control of a Gliding Parachute System in a Non-Uniform Wind
Technical rept. Jan-Dec 1975
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI LEFSCHETZ CENTER FOR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
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This report investigates a method for post deployment guiding of a cargo-carrying gliding parachute to a target. Least squares estimation and an open-loop control law based on geometric considerations are combined to define a closed-loop control law for the system under variable wind conditions. Simulation studies of the overall system are included for a variety of initial conditions and wind profiles. These simulations indicate that the proposed algorithm, with additional experimentation, may be a feasible solution to the problem.
- Gliders and Parachutes