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Ghosh, Satadal (Naval Postgraduate School), Davis, Duane (Naval Postgraduate School), Chung, Timothy H. (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), Yakimenko, Oleg A. (Naval Postgraduate School)

Development and Testing of the Intercept Primitives for Planar UAV Engagement

Scheduled for presentation during the "Path Planning - II" (WeB2), Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 15:00−15:20, Salon AB

2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, June 13-16, 2017, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL,

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on July 22, 2019

Keywords Path Planning, Autonomy, Air Vehicle Operations

Abstract

With the advance in technologies and applications involving unmanned aerial systems cooperation among the autonomous agents within such an unmanned system as well as preparedness for responding to adversarial threat to such a system has become of pivotal importance. A multi-phase operational scenario of such cooperative and adversarial engagement, motivated by manned aerial engagement scenarios, is presented in this paper. A Proportional navigation-based integrated guidance methodology is proposed and investigated as a candidate strategy for intercept primitives in such realistic multi-phase UAV engagements. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the performance of the proposed guidance strategy for an UAV in such an engagement. Finally, implementation of these guidance laws in a waypoint-based manner, well suited for use in modern-day autopilots of UAVs, is demonstrated in software-in-the-loop simulations, further accelerating future live-fly capabilities for autonomous aerial engagements.

 

 

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