An Innovative Mission Management System for Fixed-wing Uavs

@inproceedings{Filippis2012AnIM,
  title={An Innovative Mission Management System for Fixed-wing Uavs},
  author={Luca de Filippis and Giorgio Guglieri and Fulvia Quagliotti},
  year={2012}
}
This paper presents two innovative units linked together to build the main frame of a UAV Mission Management System. The first unit is a Path Planner for small UAVs able to generate optimal paths in a tridimensional environment, generating flyable and safe paths with the lowest computational effort. The second unit is the Flight Management System based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, that tracks the reference path and exploits a spherical camera model to avoid unpredicted obstacles along… CONTINUE READING