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Guidance of aircraft in periodic inspection tasks

Bruggemann, Troy S. & Ford, Jason J. (2011) Guidance of aircraft in periodic inspection tasks. In The Australian Control Conference (AUCC), 10-11 November 2011, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper presents a guidance approach for aircraft in periodic inspection tasks. The periodic inspection task involves flying to a series of desired fixed points of inspection with specified attitude requirements so that requirements for downward looking sensors, such as cameras, are achieved. We present a solution using a precision guidance law and a bank turn dynamics model. High fidelity simulation studies illustrate the effectiveness of this approach under both ideal (nil-wind) and non-ideal (wind) conditions.

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ID Code: 46541
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Aerial Survey, Aerial Inspection, Point Inspection, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Control
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems (090104)
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEEE & IEAUS
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Deposited On: 20 Oct 2011 08:50
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2011 18:31

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