Predictive Guidance and Control for a Tail-Sitting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

  title={Predictive Guidance and Control for a Tail-Sitting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle},
  author={Phillip C. Anderson and Holly R Stone},
  journal={2007 Information, Decision and Control},
This paper is concerned with the research and development of a predictive control and guidance system for a tail sitting, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The vehicle in question is the T-wing and it is a tail-sitting UAV. The T-Wing can fly in vertical and horizontal flight modes, using propeller wash over the control surfaces for control in vertical flight. These two flight conditions and the fundamentally different vehicle dynamics between them give rise to a challenging control problem. The… CONTINUE READING


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