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Optimal Aerial Guidance in General Wind Fields

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posted on 2020-11-03, 01:18 authored by Ely PaivaEly Paiva, Guilherme Pereira
This paper presents an optimal guidance approach
for a UAV point-to-point navigation in 2D, under wind perturbation, with a general desired airspeed profile. A cost function weighting the travel time and the control effort is minimized through the Pontryagin’s Minimum Principle, involving the derivatives of the airspeed velocities. Two iterative procedures for a guidance algorithm under general wind fields were developed, including an analytical solution for the optimal heading in minimum-time paths. Different cases from the literature are compared and a hard wind scenario test is presented.


Fapesp 2014/50851-0

CNPq 465755/2014-3


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University of Campinas (Unicamp)

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  • Brazil

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