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This paper presents a new data driven utility function for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mapping and exploiting a wind field. The proposed utility function provides a continuous scale between exploration and exploitation which is dependent on the difference between the current platform energy level and the uncertainty along a planned path. Tests were(More)
Fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) rendezvous is necessary for reduced fuel consumption during leader-follower formation flight. We propose a heuristic direct search algorithm that plans a time-optimal path for a follower UAV to rendezvous with a leader whose future path is known and unchanging. The kinematic constraints of the UAV are considered and(More)
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