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Waypoint based online trajectory generation and following control for the ACT/FHS

Petit, Philippe Joseph and Wartmann, Johannes and Fragniere, Benjamin and Greiser, Steffen (2019) Waypoint based online trajectory generation and following control for the ACT/FHS. In: AIAA Scitech Forum, 2019. AIAA Science and Technology Forum 2019 (AIAA SciTech 2019), 7.-11. Jan 2019, San Diego, USA. doi: 10.2514/6.2019-0918.

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New research activities on DLR’s EC135 ACT/FHS research helicopter, has led to new challenges for the automatic flight control software of this testbed. Noise abatement flights, innovative automatic approach trajectories and other topics all require the helicopter to follow a set of waypoints as precisely as possible. This paper presents a new algorithm which is capable of generating curvature-continuous trajectories. A modification of the natural cubic spline algorithm is presented, which allows to incrementally fit cubic splines with defined boundary conditions through subsets of the waypoint list. By joining several of these splines with matching boundary condition, a continuous trajectory is obtained. This approach allows to distribute the computational load of the cubic spline calculation over several execution cycles of the real-time system. Based on these results, two controllers to follow the generated trajectories are developed and compared in terms of their ability to reduce and stabilize the distance between the trajectory and the vehicle. The approach is verified in DLRs Air Vehicle Simulator (AVES).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/126198/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Waypoint based online trajectory generation and following control for the ACT/FHS
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Wartmann, JohannesUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9766-3454138877499
Date:January 2019
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA Scitech Forum, 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Trajectory generation, Trajectory control, ACT/FHS
Event Title:AIAA Science and Technology Forum 2019 (AIAA SciTech 2019)
Event Location:San Diego, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:7.-11. Jan 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Smart Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Deposited By: Petit, Philippe Joseph
Deposited On:24 Jan 2019 14:04
Last Modified:18 Jul 2023 14:02

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