Trajectory optimization for multiple vehicles using a reduced order formulation

Shannon Twigg, Anthony Calise, Eric Johnson

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Abstract

Different methods of optimizing terrain following and terrain masking trajectories have been investigated as an extension of earlier reduced order formulations. This paper examines simultaneous control of two aircraft maneuvering in the same terrain section, including cases where the coordinated arrivals at a given target are desired. In all cases, both vehicles are flying at a constant velocity. Two forms of the equations of motion are investigated - a simplified form and a local tangent plane set. In addition, the trajectories are optimized with respect to two different criteria - a minimum time case and a terrain masking case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - InfoTech at Aerospace
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration
Pages1722-1731
Number of pages10
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

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Twigg, S., Calise, A., & Johnson, E. (2005). Trajectory optimization for multiple vehicles using a reduced order formulation. In Collection of Technical Papers - InfoTech at Aerospace: Advancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration (pp. 1722-1731). (Collection of Technical Papers - InfoTech at Aerospace: Advancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration; Vol. 3).