Trajectory optimization for n-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 optimal path planning for multiple aircraft maneuvering in the same terrain section, where both vehicles are flying at a constant velocity. First, equations are derived for the simultaneous optimal path planning of two vehicles. Next, those equations are expanded to include an n-number of vehicles. Two forms of the 2D equations of notion are investigated - a simplified form and a local tangent plane set. In addition, the trajectories can be 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 - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006
Pages1327-1336
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2006Aug 24 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006
Volume2

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/21/068/24/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Twigg, S., Calise, A., & Johnson, E. (2006). Trajectory optimization for n-vehicles using a reduced order formulation. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006 (pp. 1327-1336). (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006; Vol. 2).