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Autonomous landing system for a UAV

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Authors
Lizarraga, Mariano I.
Subjects
Unmanned aerial vehicles
UAV
Silver Fox
Autonomous navigation
Shipboard landing
UAV control system
Real time workshop
xPC target
Piccolo
Advisors
Roberto Cristi
Isaac Kaminer
Date of Issue
2004-03
Date
March 2004
Publisher
Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This thesis is part of an ongoing research conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School to achieve the autonomous shipboard landing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Two main problems are addressed in this thesis. The first is to establish communication between the UAV's ground station and the Autonomous Landing Flight Control Computer effectively. The second addresses the design and implementation of an autonomous landing controller using classical control techniques. Device drivers for the sensors and the communications protocol were developed in ANSI C. The overall system was implemented in a PC104 computer running a real-time operating system developed by The Mathworks, Inc. Computer and hardware in the loop (HIL) simulation, as well as ground test results show the feasibility of the algorithm proposed here. Flight tests are scheduled to be performed in the near future.
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Thesis
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
xviii, 127 : ill. (chiefly col.)
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