Shipboard Landing Challenges for Autonomous Parafoils

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Authors
Hewgley, Charles W.
Yakimenko, Oleg A.
Slegers, Nathan J.
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Snowflake
Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Center
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Date of Issue
2011-05
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Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
Abstract
This paper examines some of the challenges that must be overcome if future aerial delivery systems are to have the capability to land on the _ight deck of a ship underway. The unique aspects of trajectory planning for landing on a shipメs _ight deck are _rst examined, followed by formulation of the position estimation problem for a moving target. Some preliminary investigations into characterizing the wind over a moving landing platform at sea are then described. Finally, experimental results are presented for testing of a small prototype autonomous parafoil with a simple moving target on land.
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Conference Paper
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21st AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, Dublin, Ireland, May 23-26, 2011.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Systems Engineering (SSE)
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10 p.
Citation
Hewgley, C.W., Yakimenko, O.A., and Slegers, N.J., “Shipboard Landing Challenges for Autonomous Parafoils,” Proceedings of the 21st AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, Dublin, Ireland, May 23-26, 2011.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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