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Towards Autonomous Emergency Landing for an Optionally Piloted Autogyro

Grima Galisteu, Danilo and Adolf, Florian-Michael and Dittrich, Jörg Steffen and Sachs, Falk and Duda, Holger (2015) Towards Autonomous Emergency Landing for an Optionally Piloted Autogyro. AHS International 71st Annual Forum, 5.-7. Mai 2015, Virginia Beach, VA, USA. ISSN 2167-1281

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the development of a system for automation of the emergency maneuver for an autogyro after engine power loss. The purpose of the system is to determine a safe and feasible trajectory from the initial condition in forward flight to a final position that is suitable for final approach and landing at a desired location. The flight dynamics of the autogyro is evaluated and a flight control system is developed for the unpowered flight. A simplified dynamic model is created for generation of the gliding trajectory from the starting point to a given final position and ground track, taking into account constant wind values. This model allows us to predict the vertical speed for a given vehicle state and, through optimization, to plan feasible trajectories with minimum altitude loss. Results for generation and tracking of the optimal trajectories are presented, showing good performance and the potential to be used with a sampling-based algorithm for real-time motion planning.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96283/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Towards Autonomous Emergency Landing for an Optionally Piloted Autogyro
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Grima Galisteu, DaniloDanilo.Galisteu (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Adolf, Florian-Michaelflorian.adolf (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dittrich, Jörg Steffenjoerg.dittrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sachs, FalkFalk.Sachs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Duda, HolgerHolger.Duda (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:5 May 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
ISSN:2167-1281
Status:Published
Keywords:Autogyro, Optionally Piloted Vehicle, OPV, Path Planning, Emergency Landing
Event Title:AHS International 71st Annual Forum
Event Location:Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:5.-7. Mai 2015
Organizer:AHS International
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
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Unmanned Aircraft
Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Grima Galisteu, Danilo
Deposited On:01 Jun 2015 16:41
Last Modified:01 Jun 2015 16:41

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