Urban Simulation Environment (Preprint)
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE
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Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL researchers at the Aerospace Vehicles Technology Assessment and Simulation AVTAS Laboratory are developing a realistic urban simulation environment. The near term objective is to provide an appropriate environment to study the performance of cooperative control algorithms for Unmanned Air Vehicles UAV in and around the urban landscape. Additionally, operator-in-the-loop interfaces that interact with the cooperative control algorithms will be implemented providing the capability to explore the various facets of UAV control. The simulation environment will include multiple urban databases for visualization, UAV aerodynamics and control models, camera models, articulated human models, and ground vehicle models to serve as clutter and potential targets. Wind and turbulence models will be also be integrated to elicit realistic UAV behavior. The levels of fidelity can be varied depending on available resources and design of the experimental study.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Aircraft Operations