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Mission Management and Landing Assistance for an Unmanned Rotorcraft for Maritime Operations

Schuchardt, Bianca Isabella and Dautermann, Thomas and Donkels, Alexander and Lieb, Joonas and Morscheck, Fabian and Rudolph, Michael and Schwoch, Gunnar (2022) Mission Management and Landing Assistance for an Unmanned Rotorcraft for Maritime Operations. In: 41st IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2022. DASC 2022, 2022-09-18 - 2022-09-22, Portsmouth, VA, USA. doi: 10.1109/DASC55683.2022.9925748. ISBN 978-166548607-1. ISSN 2155-7195.

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Official URL: https://2022.dasconline.org/

Abstract

Unmanned rotorcraft operated from ships could be used in surveillance or rescue missions in maritime environments. Starting from and landing on a moving ship deck is a challenging task, though. For this purpose, mission management and landing strategies have to be tailored compared to land-based operations of unmanned rotorcraft. This paper focuses on the investigation of supporting functions and systems for the operation of unmanned rotorcraft from larger vessels. Relative navigation with the aid of double-differences can be used for guiding the rotorcraft precisely to the moving target. The landing task is complicated by ship deck motions varying with the sea state. Therefore, a tether connection is proposed for landing assistance. For autonomous operations a ground control station is necessary on the vessel. The control station is used for mission management including supervision and control of the rotorcraft, the tether system and for payload operations. Mission management and landing assistance have been tested successfully in a land-based flight testing campaign.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/189666/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Mission Management and Landing Assistance for an Unmanned Rotorcraft for Maritime Operations
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schuchardt, Bianca IsabellaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1251-3594UNSPECIFIED
Dautermann, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9469-5613UNSPECIFIED
Donkels, AlexanderUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lieb, JoonasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7095-2435UNSPECIFIED
Morscheck, FabianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4655-1057UNSPECIFIED
Rudolph, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schwoch, GunnarUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7507-7131UNSPECIFIED
Date:18 September 2022
Journal or Publication Title:41st IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2022
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI:10.1109/DASC55683.2022.9925748
ISSN:2155-7195
ISBN:978-166548607-1
Status:Published
Keywords:unmanned aerial vehicle, tethered landing, ship deck landing, ground control station
Event Title:DASC 2022
Event Location:Portsmouth, VA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:18 September 2022
Event End Date:22 September 2022
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Integrated Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Institute of Flight Systems > Unmanned Aircraft
Deposited By: Schuchardt, Dr.-Ing. Bianca Isabella
Deposited On:08 Nov 2022 09:10
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:50

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