Accession Number:

ADA456221

Title:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Swarming and Formation Flight Navigation VIA LIDAR/INS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 2005-30 Mar 2006

Corporate Author:

OHIO UNIV ATHENS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-05

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This final report describes the work performed at Ohio University to investigate the feasibility or the use or integrated light detection and ranging LIDAR and inertial navigation systems INS to support unmanned aerial vehicle UAV formation and swarming flight. LIDAR measurements provide an indication or the relative drift errors of the INS on each UAV in the formation. By judicious choice of maneuvers, errors can be isolated to specific vehicles and calibrated.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE