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Automatic guidance and control laws for helicopter obstacle avoidanceThe authors describe the implementation of a full-function guidance and control system for automatic obstacle avoidance in helicopter nap-of-the-earth (NOE) flight. The guidance function assumes that the helicopter is sufficiently responsive so that the flight path can be readily adjusted at NOE speeds. The controller, basically an autopilot for following the derived flight path, was implemented with parameter values to control a generic helicopter model used in the simulation. Evaluation of the guidance and control system with a 3-dimensional graphical helicopter simulation suggests that the guidance has the potential for providing good and meaningful flight trajectories.
Document ID
19930051521
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Cheng, Victor H. L. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Lam, T. (Sterling Software, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: 1992 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 8th, Nice, France, May 12-14, 1992, Proceedings. Vol. 1 (A93-35501 13-63)
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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