Synthesis of Optimal Control and Flight Testing of an Autonomous Circular Parachute
Yakimenko, Oleg A.
Dobrokhodov, Vladimir N.
Kaminer, Isaac I.
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Development of guidance and control algorithms for autonomous solid circular parachutes is addressed. This effort is a part of the Affordable Guided Airdrop System that integrates a low-cost guidance and control system into fielded cargo air delivery systems. First, the underlying Affordable Guided Airdrop System concept, architecture, and components are described. Then a synthesis of a classical optimal control based on Pontrjagin’s maximum principle is suggested. Then the development of a practical control algorithm is detailed. Simulation and flight-test results of the final Affordable Guided Airdrop System demonstration are also presented.
The article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.9282
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