High Integrity GPS/Inertial Navigation with Aerodynamic Model

Bruggemann, Troy S., Walker, Rodney A., & Feng, Yanming (2006) High Integrity GPS/Inertial Navigation with Aerodynamic Model. In Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation - The Future of UAS: Emerging Standards, Regulations and Operational Experiences, 6-8 December 2006, Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished)


A GPS augmentation system, the Ground-based Regional Augmentation System (GRAS), may suffer from short-term outages. High integrity navigation is needed through any short-term outages, for low-flying aircraft and UAVs. This project explores methods of using aerodynamic motion modelling to provide enhanced sole-means GPS navigation with integrity, for small aircraft, including General Aviation (GA) aircraft and Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAVs). The navigation system consists of GPS, an inertial measurement unit (IMU), air data sensors and a mathematical model of the aircraft motion. This provides a greater level of safety and robustness for GPS/Inertial systems by providing an on-board GPS integrity monitoring capability. This provides protection against a complete loss of GPS navigation with integrity, in the event that a GPS augmentation (GRAS) signal-in-space is lost.

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ID Code: 5882
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified (090199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 19 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:36

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