Guided chaos : path planning and control for a UAV-forced landing

Eng, Pillar C., Mejias, Luis, Walker, Rodney A., & Fitzgerald, Daniel L. (2010) Guided chaos : path planning and control for a UAV-forced landing. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 17(2), pp. 90-98.

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In recent years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely used in combat, and their potential applications in civil and commercial roles are also receiving considerable attention by industry and the research community. There are numerous published reports of UAVs used in Earth science missions [1], fire-fighting [2], and border security [3] trials, with other speculative deployments, including applications in agriculture, communications, and traffic monitoring. However, none of these UAVs can demonstrate an equivalent level of safety to manned aircraft, particularly in the case of an engine failure, which would require an emergency or forced landing. This may be arguably the main factor that has prevented these UAV trials from becoming full-scale commercial operations, as well as restricted operations of civilian UAVs to only within segregated airspace.

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ID Code: 32800
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: UAV Forced Landing, UAV Path Planning, Dubins Curves
DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2010.936949
ISSN: 1070-9932
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
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Deposited On: 21 Jun 2010 21:29
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