VTOL vehicle landing is considered to be a critically difficult task for both Land, Marine, and Urban operations. This paper describes one possible control approach to enable landing of unmanned systems at all attitudes, including against walls and ceilings, as a way to considerably enhance the operational capability of these vehicles. The features of the research include a novel approach to trajectory tracking, whereby the primary system outputs to be tracked are smoothly scheduled according to the state of the vehicle relative to its landing area. Several simulations and experiments, using a low-cost three-degree-of-freedom helicopter, illustrate the proposed approach. Copyright © 2006 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006|
|Publisher||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|