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Manned-Unmanned Teaming Cooperative Formation Flight - A Project Review

Voigt, Andreas and Donkels, Alexander and Fettig, Kristian (2019) Manned-Unmanned Teaming Cooperative Formation Flight - A Project Review. Vertical Flight Society’s 75th Annual Forum, 13-16. Mai 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

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Manned-unmanned teaming is a key aspect for improving the efficiency of civil and military operations. This paper provides an overview of a four-year project to develop and evaluate methods for manned-unmanned teaming formation flight. The formation flight scenarios are tailored towards manned and unmanned rotorcraft performing a close formation flight. This paper explains use cases as well as the test methodology. Two formation flight algorithms were developed and evaluated against a preprogrammed waypoint-based baseline. The evaluation was done in a simulator campaign with different pilots and in a flight test campaign with one evaluation pilot. During the final flight test campaign the first coupled close formation flight between a manned and an unmanned helicopter was achieved. Finally, this paper contains the results of both the flight test and simulator campaign.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132683/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Manned-Unmanned Teaming Cooperative Formation Flight - A Project Review
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Voigt, Andreaspartybremse2003 (at) yahoo.deUNSPECIFIED
Donkels, Alexanderalexander.donkels (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Manned-unmanned Teaming, MUM-T, Formation,
Event Title:Vertical Flight Society’s 75th Annual Forum
Event Location:Philadelphia, PA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13-16. Mai 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 > Unmanned Aircraft
Deposited By: Voigt, Andreas
Deposited On:14 Jan 2020 18:10
Last Modified:14 Jan 2020 18:10

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