Development of Control Algorithm for the Autonomous Gliding Delivery System
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
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The paper considers the development and simulation testing of the control algorithms for an autonomous high-glide aerial delivery system, which consists of 650 sq.ft rectangular double-skin parafoil and 500 lb payload. The paper applies optimal control analysis to the real-time trajectory generation. Resulting guidance and control system includes tracking this reference trajectory using a nonlinear tracking controller. The paper presents the description of the algorithm along with simulation results and ends with guidelines for the further implementation of the developed software aboard the real system.
- Gliders and Parachutes