Flight test results of fault tolerant control systems on small and micro rotorcraft

Eric Johnson, Daniel P. Schrage, J. V.R. Prasad

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Abstract

This paper describes results from the operation of research unmanned rotorcraft that have been developed and flight tested, with emphasis on the GTMax, a small helicopter, and the GTSpy, a micro ducted-fun rotorcraft. Emphasis is on work related to the DARFA Software Enabled Control program. To support these efforts, an open system UAV testbed architecture was developed for the GTMax and GTSpy. The paper also summarizes these systems, and then discusses flight test results that have been accomplished on these platforms. This includes: fault-tolerant adaptive flight control, fault detection and accommodation, reconfigurable control, envelope protection, vision-aided inertial navigation, vision-based obstacle avoidance, automatic target recognition, and the air-launching of a hovering aircraft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAHS International Specialists' Meeting - Unmanned Rotorcraft
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Control and Testing, Proceedings
Pages307-314
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventAHS International Specialists' Meeting - Unmanned Rotorcraft: Design, Control and Testing - Chandler, AZ, United States
Duration: Jan 18 2005Jan 20 2005

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OtherAHS International Specialists' Meeting - Unmanned Rotorcraft: Design, Control and Testing
CountryUnited States
CityChandler, AZ
Period1/18/051/20/05

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Control systems
Automatic target recognition
Open systems
Launching
Collision avoidance
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Testbeds
Fault detection
Helicopters
Navigation
Aircraft
Air

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Johnson, E., Schrage, D. P., & Prasad, J. V. R. (2005). Flight test results of fault tolerant control systems on small and micro rotorcraft. In AHS International Specialists' Meeting - Unmanned Rotorcraft: Design, Control and Testing, Proceedings (pp. 307-314)
Johnson, Eric ; Schrage, Daniel P. ; Prasad, J. V.R. / Flight test results of fault tolerant control systems on small and micro rotorcraft. AHS International Specialists' Meeting - Unmanned Rotorcraft: Design, Control and Testing, Proceedings. 2005. pp. 307-314
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Johnson, E, Schrage, DP & Prasad, JVR 2005, Flight test results of fault tolerant control systems on small and micro rotorcraft. in AHS International Specialists' Meeting - Unmanned Rotorcraft: Design, Control and Testing, Proceedings. pp. 307-314, AHS International Specialists' Meeting - Unmanned Rotorcraft: Design, Control and Testing, Chandler, AZ, United States, 1/18/05.

Flight test results of fault tolerant control systems on small and micro rotorcraft. / Johnson, Eric; Schrage, Daniel P.; Prasad, J. V.R.

AHS International Specialists' Meeting - Unmanned Rotorcraft: Design, Control and Testing, Proceedings. 2005. p. 307-314.

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