Abstract

The transition from a mathematical algorithm to a physical hardware implementation is non-trivial. This thesis discusses the issues involved in the transition from the theory of real-time trajectory generation all the way through a hardware experiment. Documentation of the validation process as well as modifications to the existing theory as a result of hardware testing are treated at length. The results of hardware experimentation show that trajectory generation can be done in real-time in a manner facilitating coordination of multiple small UAVs.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Date Submitted

2004-03-11

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd357

Keywords

trajectory generation, UAV, attitude estimation, implementation issues, real-time, real time

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