Robust Autonomous Maneuvering of Unmanned Air Systems in Challenging Environmental/Weather Conditions for Safety, Mission Effectiveness, and Endurance
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DOD / NAVY
A hardware-software solution for controlling UAVs in challenging flight conditions is described. This would allow the UAV to autonomously exploit advantageous weather phenomena for increased endurance, and also allow the UAV to maneuver in challenging flight conditions. A novel method of generating the control laws is presented, along with a method to implement the new laws into the UAV autopilot. Both theoretical and experimental studies are planned.
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KalScott Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 3426 Lawrence, KS 66046
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University of California-Berkeley
721 Soda Hall
University of California at Be
Berkeley CA, CA 94720
Nonprofit college or university