On-line trajectory optimization including moving threats and targets

Shannon Twigg, Anthony Calise, Eric Johnson

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Abstract

Different methods of optimizing terrain following trajectories have been investigated as an extension of earlier reduced order formulations. This paper incorporates wind, moving threats - such as other aircraft to be avoided - and a moving target - such as a rendezvous situation - into the basic constant velocity formulation. Consequently, this will allow a more realistic model to be simulated. In addition, changing information, such as a threat appearing during flight, are considered. The reduced order formulation results in a system of four differential equations with two unknown initial conditions. The solution is found with the use of a genetic algorithm in conjunction with a conjugate-gradient numerical search method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Pages2019-2030
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2004Aug 19 2004

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Volume3

Other

OtherCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period8/16/048/19/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Twigg, S., Calise, A., & Johnson, E. (2004). On-line trajectory optimization including moving threats and targets. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (pp. 2019-2030). [AIAA 2004-5139] (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference; Vol. 3).