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    Course Overview

    Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


    The developed course presents a rigorous guidance theory of unmanned aerial vehicles. It can be considered as the further development and generalization of the missile guidance theory presented in the author’s book “Modern Missile Guidance,” 2007 Guidance of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) differs from missile guidance. Its goal is different. Moreover, since UAVs can perform variety of functions, the goal depends on a concrete area of their 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 courses in the aerospace departments. It can be used by researchers and engineers in their everyday practice and will help them to 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:

    The course is designed for researchers in the area of guidance and control, engineers and researchers in the area of unmanned aerial vehicles, and graduate students of aerospace, mechanical and electrical engineering departments.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Course scheduling available in the following formats:

    • Course at Conference
    • Distance Learning/Home study Course
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days to several months
    AIAA CEU's available: yes