Control performance analysis for autonomous close formation flight experiments

Caleb Rice, Yu Gu, Haiyang Chao, Trenton Larrabee, Srikanth Gururajan, Marcello Napolitano, Tanmay Mandal, Matthew Brandon Rhudy

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Abstract

Close Formation Flight is a key potential approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and managing traffic in future high density airspace. This paper discusses the implementation and flight testing of a formation flight controller. Experimental results show that an autonomous close formation flight with approximately 5-wingspan separation is achievable with a pair of low-cost unmanned research aircraft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1175-1180
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479923762
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 27 2014May 30 2014

Publication series

Name2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/27/145/30/14

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Research aircraft
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Controllers
Testing
Costs
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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Rice, C., Gu, Y., Chao, H., Larrabee, T., Gururajan, S., Napolitano, M., ... Rhudy, M. B. (2014). Control performance analysis for autonomous close formation flight experiments. In 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 1175-1180). [6842372] (2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2014.6842372
Rice, Caleb ; Gu, Yu ; Chao, Haiyang ; Larrabee, Trenton ; Gururajan, Srikanth ; Napolitano, Marcello ; Mandal, Tanmay ; Rhudy, Matthew Brandon. / Control performance analysis for autonomous close formation flight experiments. 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. pp. 1175-1180 (2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings).
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Rice C, Gu Y, Chao H, Larrabee T, Gururajan S, Napolitano M et al. Control performance analysis for autonomous close formation flight experiments. In 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society. 2014. p. 1175-1180. 6842372. (2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2014.6842372