Accession Number : ADA639914


Title :   Advanced Autonomous Formation Control and Trajectory Management Techniques for Multiple Micro UAV Applications (Controle d'une formation autonome evoluee, et gestion des trajectoires. Techniques d'applications pour micro UAV multiples)


Descriptive Note : RTO educational notes


Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA639914


Report Date : Jun 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 3


Abstract : Since the late 1990's, has developed, amongst many of the NATO countries, a strong interest in developing Micro Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV's) in enhancing the situation awareness on the battlefield in order to improve the accuracy of weapons targeting, and to aid war fighters in the pursuit of tactical missions on the ground. It is the desire to develop a viable cost-effective overall system design for accomplishing this goal. For example, future Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) concepts in concert with autonomous guidance and control operational scenarios significantly increase the regional functionality, while opening the design trade (performance specifications) space compared to existing military systems. The complexity of future NANO UAV's control systems require that control system design engineers must, at the onset of the design process, be aware of the essential aspects involved in achieving a successful and a practical control system design and be aware of the associated computer computational requirements.. That is: factors such as functional requirements, performance specifications, dynamic model(s), control authority allocation, control system design, simulations, engineering visualization, interactive simulation, hardware-in-the-loop simulation/implementation, and system test. This lecture series is an excellent forum to present state-of-the-art system, design method, and the computational concepts on some or all of these factors.


Descriptors :   *DRONES , *FORMATION FLIGHT , AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION , CONTROL SYSTEMS , STATE OF THE ART


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE