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Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle FlightThis paper describes the development of an application of Artificial Intelligence for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) control. The project was done as part of the requirements for a class in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Nova southeastern University and as an adjunct to a project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility for a resilient, robust, and intelligent UAV flight control system. A method is outlined which allows a base level application for applying an AI method, Fuzzy Logic, to aspects of Control Logic for UAV flight. One element of UAV flight, automated altitude hold, has been implemented and preliminary results displayed. A low cost approach was taken using freeware, gnu, software, and demo programs. The focus of this research has been to outline some of the AI techniques used for UAV flight control and discuss some of the tools used to apply AI techniques. The intent is to succeed with the implementation of applying AI techniques to actually control different aspects of the flight of an UAV.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bauer, Frank H. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Dufrene, Warren R., Jr. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Meeting Information
22nd Digital Avonics System Conference(Indianapolis, IN)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.