Accession Number:

ADA415546

Title:

Biologically Inspired Direct Adaptive Guidance and Control for High-Bandwidth Flight Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 2000-15 Jun 2001

Corporate Author:

GUIDED SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES MCDONOUGH GA

Report Date:

2001-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The capability of biological flight systems to autonomously maneuver, track, and pursue evasive targets in a cluttered environment is vastly superior to current engineered systems. The reported effort seeks to fully characterize the tracking, guidance and control functions of one such biological system the male flesh fly in pursuit of the female, and to use the developed understanding to improve the design of engineered guidance and control systems for small autonomous air vehicles. The phase I effort produced demonstration of feasibility in three distinct areas. development and demonstration in simulation of a direct neural network adaptive guidance law for intercept development and demonstration of experimental methods to capture and quantify the trajectories and orientation of the insects in pursuitevasion scenarios and further development and demonstration of practical image processing algorithms for implementation of the developed guidance system concepts. The proposed phase II program will extend and ex and the work in these three areas to produce practical biologically.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE