Closing the loop in dynamic soaring

John J. Bird, Jacob Willem Langelaan, Corey Montella, John Spletzer, Joachim Grenestedt

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Abstract

This paper examines closed-loop dynamic soaring by small autonomous aircraft. Wind field estimation, trajectory planning, and path-following control are integrated into a system to enable dynamic soaring. The control architecture is described, performance of components of the architecture is assessed in Monte Carlo simulation, and the trajectory constraints imposed by existing hardware are described. Hardware in the loop simulation using a Piccolo SL autopilot module are used to examine the feasibility of dynamic soaring in the shear layer behind a ridge, and the limitations of the system are described. Results show that even with imperfect path following dynamic soaring is possible with currently existing hardware. The effect of turbulence is assessed through the addition of Dryden turbulence in the simulation environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2014
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

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OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period1/13/141/17/14

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Hardware
Turbulence
Trajectories
Integrated control
Aircraft
Planning
Monte Carlo simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Bird, J. J., Langelaan, J. W., Montella, C., Spletzer, J., & Grenestedt, J. (2014). Closing the loop in dynamic soaring. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-0263
Bird, John J. ; Langelaan, Jacob Willem ; Montella, Corey ; Spletzer, John ; Grenestedt, Joachim. / Closing the loop in dynamic soaring. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. 2014. (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference).
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Bird, JJ, Langelaan, JW, Montella, C, Spletzer, J & Grenestedt, J 2014, Closing the loop in dynamic soaring. in AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014, National Harbor, MD, United States, 1/13/14. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-0263

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Bird JJ, Langelaan JW, Montella C, Spletzer J, Grenestedt J. Closing the loop in dynamic soaring. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. 2014. (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-0263