Intelligent unmanned air vehicle flight systems

Jodi A. Miller, Paul D. Minear, Albert F. Niessner, Anthony M. DeLullo, Brian R. Geiger, Lyle N. Long, Joseph F. Horn

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Abstract

This paper describes an intelligent autonomous airborne flight capability that is being used as a test bed for future technology development. The unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) fly under autonomous control of both an onboard computer and an autopilot. The onboard computer provides the mission control and runs the autonomous Intelligent Controller (IC) software while the autopilot controls the vehicle navigation and flight control. The autonomous airborne flight system is described in detail. An IC architecture directly applicable to the design of unmanned vehicles is also presented. The UAVs may operate independently or in cooperation with one another to carry out a specified mission. The intelligent UAV flight system is used to evaluate and study autonomous UAV control as well as multi-vehicle collaborative control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - InfoTech at Aerospace
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration
Pages1585-1601
Number of pages17
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventInfoTech at Aerospace: Advancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2005Sep 29 2005

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - InfoTech at Aerospace: Advancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration
Volume3

Other

OtherInfoTech at Aerospace: Advancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period9/26/059/29/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Miller, J. A., Minear, P. D., Niessner, A. F., DeLullo, A. M., Geiger, B. R., Long, L. N., & Horn, J. F. (2005). Intelligent unmanned air vehicle flight systems. In Collection of Technical Papers - InfoTech at Aerospace: Advancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration (pp. 1585-1601). (Collection of Technical Papers - InfoTech at Aerospace: Advancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration; Vol. 3).