Control performance analysis for autonomous close formation flight experiments

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

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6 Scopus citations

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 - 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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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