Accession Number:

ADA478682

Title:

Multi-Vehicle Flight Experiments: Recent Results and Future Directions

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses recent flight test results in the Aerospace Controls Laboratory ACL at MIT. This includes flight tests using a large team of simple external UAVs and a unique indoor multi-vehicle testbed named RAVEN Real-time Autonomous Vehicle indoor test Environment. RAVEN is comprised of both aerial and ground vehicles, allowing researchers to conduct tests for a wide variety of long-duration mission scenarios in a controlled environment. A comparison of RAVEN with previous testbeds illustrates the many advantages of this new approach.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Cybernetics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE