Multi-functional autopilot design and experiments for rotorcraft-based unmanned aerial vehicles

D. H. Shim, Jim Kim Hyon Jim Kim, H. Chung, S. Sastry

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In this paper, we present a hierarchical, guidance and control system designed for rotorcraft-based unmanned aerial vehicles (RUAVs) for cooperative multi-agent scenarios. The issues of multi-agent system is resolved with a distributed hierarchical structure, which gradually transforms abstract mission commands into realtime control signals for multiple numbers of agents. The cooperative operations of multiple agents are realized by the centralized strategic planner, which interacts with other agents through high-bandwidth wireless communication system. The proposed design is implemented on a Berkeley UAV, Ursa Magna 2, and four other unmanned ground vehicles and validated thoroughly in a variety of tests from way-point navigation to pursuit-evasion games.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Digital Avionics Systems Conference Proceedings - Daytona Beach, FL, United States of America
Duration: 14 Oct 200118 Oct 2001


Conference20th Digital Avionics Systems Conference Proceedings
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityDaytona Beach, FL

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