obstacle avoidance, terrain avoidance, UAV, unmanned aircraft
Despite the tremendous potential demonstrated by miniature aerial vehicles (MAV) in numerous applications, they are currently limited to operations in open air space, far away from obstacles and terrain. To broaden the range of applications for MAVs, methods to enable operation in environments of increased complexity must be developed. In this article, we presented two strategies for obstacle and terrain avoidance that provide a means for avoiding obstacles in the flight path and for staying centered in a winding corridor.
Original Publication Citation
Griffiths, S., Saunders, J., Curtis, A., Barber, B., McLain, T., and Beard, R. Maximizing Miniature Aerial Vehicles, IEEE Robotics and Automation, Special Issue on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Enabling Technologies & Roadmap for Autonomy, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 34-43, September 2006. Invited submission.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Griffiths, Stephen; Saunders, Jeffery Brian; Curtis, Andrew; Barber, Blake; McLain, Timothy W.; and Beard, Randal W., "Maximizing Miniature Aerial Vehicles" (2006). All Faculty Publications. 1530.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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