Hover, transition, and level flight control design for a single-propeller indoor airplane
2007 (English)In: Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2007, 2007, 100-117 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents vehicle models and test flight results for an autonomous fixed-wing aircraft with the capability to take off, hover, transition to and from level-flight, and perch on a vertical landing platform. These maneuvers are all demonstrated in the highly space constrained environment of the Real-time indoor Autonomous Vehicle test ENvironment (RAVEN) at MIT. RAVEN promotes the rapid prototyping of UAV planning and control technologies by allowing the use of unmodified commercially available model aircraft for autonomous flight. Experimental results of several hover tests, transition maneuvers, and perch landings are presented. By enabling a fixed-wing UAV to achieve these feats, we demonstrate that the desirable speed and range performance of an autonomous fixed-wing aircraft in level flight can be complimented by hover capabilities that are typically limited to rotary-wing vehicles. This combination has the potential to significantly ease support and maintenance of operational autonomous vehicles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 100-117 p.
Rotary wing vehicles, Transition maneuvers, Vertical landing platforms
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155548ScopusID: 2-s2.0-37249038976ISBN: 1563479044ISBN: 978-156347904-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-155548DiVA: diva2:762359
AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2007; Hilton Head, SC; United States; 20 August 2007 through 23 August 2007
QC 201411112014-11-112014-11-072014-11-11Bibliographically approved