A safe cooperative framework for atmospheric science missions with multiple heterogeneous uas using piecewise bezier curves

S. Bilal Mehdi, Javier Puig-Navarro, Ronald Choe, Venanzio Cichella, Naira Hovakimyan, Meghan Chandarana, Anna Trujillo, Paul M. Rothhaar, Loc Tran, James H. Neilan, B. Allen Danettett

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Abstract

Autonomous operation of UAS holds promise for greater productivity of atmospheric science missions. However, several challenges need to be overcome before such missions can be made autonomous. This paper presents a framework for safe autonomous operations of multiple vehicles, particularly suited for atmospheric science missions. The framework revolves around the use of piecewise Bezier curves for trajectory representation, which in conjunction with path-following and time-coordination algorithms, allows for safe coordinated operations of multiple vehicles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781624104404
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2016 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2016Jun 17 2016

Publication series

Name16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference

Other

Other16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period6/13/166/17/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy(all)

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    Mehdi, S. B., Puig-Navarro, J., Choe, R., Cichella, V., Hovakimyan, N., Chandarana, M., Trujillo, A., Rothhaar, P. M., Tran, L., Neilan, J. H., & Allen Danettett, B. (2016). A safe cooperative framework for atmospheric science missions with multiple heterogeneous uas using piecewise bezier curves. In 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (pp. 1-14). (16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.