Automated aerial inspection guidance with improved turn planning

Bruggemann, Troy S. & Ford, Jason J. (2013) Automated aerial inspection guidance with improved turn planning. In 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC), IEEE, Perth, Australia, pp. 282-288.

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Aerial inspection of pipelines, powerlines, and other large linear infrastructure networks has emerged in a number of civilian remote sensing applications. Challenges relate to automating inspection flight for under-actuated aircraft with LiDAR/camera sensor constraints whilst subjected to wind disturbances. This paper presents new improved turn planning strategies with guidance suitable for automation of linear infrastructure inspection able to reduce inspection flight distance by including wind information. Simulation and experimental flight tests confirmed the flight distance saving, and the proposed guidance strategies exhibited good tracking performance in a range of wind conditions.

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ID Code: 63872
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Path Planning, UAV, aerial inspection, autonomous control, Dubins
DOI: 10.1109/AUCC.2013.6697286
ISBN: 9781479924974
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems (090104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Engineers Australia
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2013 23:20
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 19:40

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