Rotary wing final experiments for the software enabled control program

Eric N. Johnson, Daniel P. Schrage, George Vachtsevanos

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Abstract

On August 25, 2004, a series of final experiments were flown at the McKenna urban operations complex at Ft. Benning, GA. These experiments represented the culmination of the rotary wing segment of the DARPA Software Enabled Control program. To support these efforts, an open system Unmanned Aerial Vehicle testbed architecture was developed for the GTMax and GTSpy research aircraft. This paper includes a description of these systems, and then discusses results from the final experiments. This includes: fault-tolerant flight control, adaptive flight control, fault detection and accommodation, reconfigurable control, trajectory generation, envelope protection, vision-aided inertial navigation, vision-based obstacle avoidance, and the first air-launching of a hovering aircraft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication61st American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2005
Pages2061-2069
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2005
Event61st American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2005 - Grapevine, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2005Jun 3 2005

Publication series

NameAnnual Forum Proceedings - AHS International
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1552-2938

Other

Other61st American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2005
CountryUnited States
CityGrapevine, TX
Period6/1/056/3/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Johnson, E. N., Schrage, D. P., & Vachtsevanos, G. (2005). Rotary wing final experiments for the software enabled control program. In 61st American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2005 (pp. 2061-2069). (Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International; Vol. 3).