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Autonomous aircraft flight control for constrained environments

How, Jonathan P. and McGrew, James S. and Frank, Adrian A. and Hines, George H. (2008) Autonomous aircraft flight control for constrained environments. In: 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2213-2214. ISBN 978-1-4244-1646-2.

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The real-time indoor autonomous vehicle test environment (RAVEN) at MIT's Aerospace Controls Laboratory is home to a diverse fleet of aircraft, from a styrofoam and cellophane dragonfly to a set of quadrotor Draganflyer helicopters. The helicopters are used primarily for swarm and health management research. Alongside these machines is a set of more conventional aircraft designed to study autonomous aircraft flight control in constrained environments. The objectives of this work are to develop and validate flight control concepts for aggressive (aerobatic) maneuvers, and, in particular, to identify the sensor suites needed, and the likely limits of achievable performance. Our work is motivated by the future goals of flying micro (or nano) air vehicles in constrained (e.g., urban or indoors) environments.

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Additional Information:© 2008 IEEE. We gratefully acknowledge Eli Cohen, who builds and maintains the airplanes that we fly. Research funded in part by AFOSR Grant # FA9550-04-1-0458 and The Boeing Company (Dr. John Vian).
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Official Citation:J. P. How, J. S. McGrew, A. A. Frank and G. H. Hines, "Autonomous aircraft flight control for constrained environments," 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Pasadena, CA, 2008, pp. 2213-2214. doi: 10.1109/ROBOT.2008.4543539
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