Design and flight test evaluation of guidance system for autonomous rotorcraft

Olivier Toupet, Bernard Mettler

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Abstract

This paper describes the development and evaluation of a new guidance system for unmanned helicopter. The trajectory planning technique combines a receding horizon trajectory optimization based on mixed-integer linear programming with a global cost-to-go maps computed in near real-time using dynamic programming. The resulting system allows for complex, long-range mission scenarios that involve dynamically changing features. The paper gives a full description of the capabilities and functions supported by the planner software. Hardware-in-the-loop simulations were used to evaluate and demonstrate the system's performance and capabilities; the final paper will also include results from the flight-test demonstration on a Boeing Renegade unmanned helicopter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006
Pages1288-1297
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2006Aug 24 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006
Volume2

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/21/068/24/06

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Helicopters
Trajectories
Dynamic programming
Linear programming
Demonstrations
Hardware
Planning
Costs

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Toupet, O., & Mettler, B. (2006). Design and flight test evaluation of guidance system for autonomous rotorcraft. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006 (pp. 1288-1297). (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006; Vol. 2).

Design and flight test evaluation of guidance system for autonomous rotorcraft. / Toupet, Olivier; Mettler, Bernard.

Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006. 2006. p. 1288-1297 (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006; Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Toupet, O & Mettler, B 2006, Design and flight test evaluation of guidance system for autonomous rotorcraft. in Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006, vol. 2, pp. 1288-1297, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006, Keystone, CO, United States, 8/21/06.
Toupet O, Mettler B. Design and flight test evaluation of guidance system for autonomous rotorcraft. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006. 2006. p. 1288-1297. (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006).
Toupet, Olivier ; Mettler, Bernard. / Design and flight test evaluation of guidance system for autonomous rotorcraft. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006. 2006. pp. 1288-1297 (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006).
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