Flight in Flow Fields. Ricardo Bencatel . Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. April 22nd, 2013. Air Force Relevance. Why? Persistent operations Fuel savings Low noise signature Smaller logistical footprint - Smaller UAVs.
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Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
April 22nd, 2013
Can standard UAVs fly without fuel?
*Edwards, D., “Implementation Details and Flight Test Results of an AutonomousSoaringController”, 2008
How can standard UAVs fly without fuel?
Bencatel, R., Sousa, J. B., and Girard, A. R., “Atmospheric Flow Field Models Applicable for Aircraft Endurance Extension," Accepted for Publication in Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 2013.
Collision Avoidance strategy over the “connecting” axis:
Maximum velocity strategy over the orthogonal axis:Sliding Mode Controller
Controller (Feedback Linearization and Sliding Mode)
All UAVs know each other and the leaderSliding Mode Controller
Ricardo Bencatel, MariamFaied, João Sousa, and Anouck Girard, “Formation Control with Collision Avoidance,” 50th IEEE CDC and ECC, 2011
Landing Point Approach Control