Accession Number:

ADA464782

Title:

Micro UAV Path Planning for Reconnaissance in Wind (Preprint)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2006-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE