Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

10 - 11 August 2013


Location: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza , Los Angeles, California
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Synopsis

NOTE: This course has been cancelled. 

 

This course presents a rigorous guidance theory for unmanned aerial vehicles. It can be considered as the further development and generalization of the missile guidance theory presented in the author’s 2007 book “Modern Missile Guidance.” Guidance of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) differs from missile guidance. Its goal is different. Moreover, since UAVs can perform a variety of functions, the goal depends on the specific application. To address a wide class of guidance problems for UAVs, a more general guidance problem is formulated and a class of guidance laws is developed. In addition, the obstacle avoidance problem for UAVs is discussed and avoidance algorithms are considered. The material of the course can serve as a basis for several graduate-level aerospace courses. It can be used by researchers and engineers in their everyday practice, and will help them generate new ideas in the area of unmanned aerial vehicles.



Key Topics
    • Generalized Guidance Laws for UAVs
             • Waypoint Guidance Problem
         • Rendezvous Problem
         • Conditional Rendezvous Problem
         • Guidance of a Swarm of UAVs 
         • Obstacle Avoidance Algorithms

Who Should Attend

• Researchers in the area of guidance and control
• Engineers and researchers in the area of unmanned aerial vehicles
• Graduate  students of aerospace, mechanical and electrical engineering departments