Experimental investigation of teleoperation performance for miniature rotorcraft

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Abstract

This paper identifies a baseline level of performance that will be used for assessing teleoperation systems for miniature rotorcraft. The experimental results show the performance measured while operating a miniature rotorcraft in a typical RC mode (the pilot directly observes the helicopter) as well as a simple teleoperation mode (the pilot operates the vehicle using video from an onboard camera). The importance of this work is to create a performance benchmark that can be used as a reference point when testing more advanced teleoperation systems. The paper will give a brief overview of the experimental architecture, define the performance metrics being used, and describe the flight tasks being investigated. The performance metrics calculated from experimental data will then be presented along with some conclusions about the findings. This paper is the beginning of a process to systematically investigate different visual cues and control augmentations that can simplify the teleoperation task for an operator. The goal of this research is to gain a detailed understanding of how the human pilot's performance during teleoperation is affected by the system configuration and to identify the bounds on the performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009
Pages6005-6010
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Dec 15 2009Dec 18 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0191-2216

Other

Other48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period12/15/0912/18/09

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Andersh, J., Mettler May, B. F., & Papanikolopoulos, N. P. (2009). Experimental investigation of teleoperation performance for miniature rotorcraft. In Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009 (pp. 6005-6010). [5400721] (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control). https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2009.5400721