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Innovations Syst Softw Eng (2005) DOI 10.1007/s11334-005-0017-x

Summary: Innovations Syst Softw Eng (2005)
DOI 10.1007/s11334-005-0017-x
Jonathan Sprinkle Aaron D. Ames
J. Mikael Eklund Ian M. Mitchell
S. Shankar Sastry
Online safety calculations for glide-slope recapture
Received: 24 April 2005 / Accepted: 12 June 2005 / Published online: 29 July 2005
Springer-Verlag 2005
Abstract As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) increase in
popularity and usage, an appropriate increase in confidence
in their behavior is expected. This research addresses a par-
ticular portion of the flight of an aircraft (whether autono-
mous, unmanned, or manned): specifically, the recapture of
the glide slope after a wave-off maneuver during landing.
While this situation is rare in commercial aircraft, its appli-
cability toward unmanned aircraft has been limited due to
the complexity of the calculations of safety of the maneu-
vers. In this paper, we present several control laws for this
glide-slope recapture, and inferences into their convergence


Source: Ames, Aaron - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University


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