Implementation of a Sensor Guided Flight Algorithm for Target Tracking by Small UAS

@inproceedings{Collins2011ImplementationOA,
  title={Implementation of a Sensor Guided Flight Algorithm for Target Tracking by Small UAS},
  author={Gaemus E. Collins and Chris Stankevitz and Jeffrey Liese},
  year={2011}
}
Small fixed-wing UAS (SUAS) such as Raven and Unicorn have limited power, speed, and maneuverability. Their missions can be dramatically hindered by environmental conditions (wind, terrain), obstructions (buildings, trees) blocking clear line of sight to a target, and/or sensor hardware limitations (fixed stare, limited gimbal motion, lack of zoom). Toyon’s Sensor Guided Flight (SGF) algorithm was designed to account for SUAS hardware shortcomings and enable long-term tracking of maneuvering… CONTINUE READING