Micro UAV Path Planning for Reconnaissance in Wind (Preprint)
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE
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The problem addressed in this paper is the control of a Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MAV for the purpose of obtaining video footage of a set of known ground targets with preferred azimuthal viewing angles, using fixed onboard cameras. Control is exercised only through the selection of waypoints, without modification of the MAVs pre-existing autopilot and waypoint following capability. Specifically, we investigate problems and potential solutions of performing this task in the presence of a known constant wind. Simulations are provided in presence of randomly perturbed wind, based on the Air Force Research Laboratory equipment and the high fidelity simulator MultiUAV2.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Pilotless Aircraft