Flight Trials of a Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Landing Autonomously at Unprepared Sites

  • Colin Theodore Dale Rowley
  • Published 2006


This paper describes the flight testing and evaluation of technologies for the autonomous landing of a Yamaha RMAX helicopter at non-cooperative sites without the aid of GPS. The Yamaha RMAX used for these flight trials has been modified to include stereo cameras, a scanning laser, and an avionics payload. Machine vision stereo range mapping is used to… (More)

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