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Domain-specific software architectures for guidance, navigation and control
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We describe two languages and associated tools for capturing and analyzing two different views of the architecture of an embedded system. One language is tailored to address guidance, navigation, and feedback control issues, while the other is tailored to address

Flight testing of an airport surface guidance, navigation, and control system
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ABSTRACT This document describes operations associated with a set of flight experiments and demonstrations using a Boeing-757-200 (B-757) research aircraft as part of low visibility landing and surface operations (LVLASO) research activities. To support this experiment,

The navigation and control technology inside the ar. drone micro uav
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From the state machine description in Figure 6, it can be seen that there are two guidance modes. The purpose of this paper is to present the navigation and control technologies embedded in the commercial micro UAV AR.Drone.

Autonomous navigation control with magnetic markers guidance of a cybernetic car using fuzzy logic
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Abstract: This paper presents a path-following controller of a bi-steerable cybernetic car with magnetic markers guidance and a laser based anti-collision behavior. The velocity planner, the vehicle'target detection and tracking system are

A coordination architecture for spacecraft formation control
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FY Hadaegh is with the Guidance and Control Section, Jet Propulsion Lab- oratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 USA (e-mail: Fred.Y.Hadaegh@jpl.nasa.gov). Publisher Item Identifier S 1063-6536(01)09476-3.

Guidance, Navigation, and Control for Munitions A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of
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Abstract The United States Army is currently looking for new methods of guiding munitions, which would allow the military to employ guided munitions in place of traditional munitions. This will give the US Army an edge on the battle field and also allow the use of munitions

Six-degree-of-freedom digital simulations for missile guidance, navigation, and control
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The DoD definitions1 of the terms model and simulation are as follows: Model: A physical, mathematical, or otherwise logical representation of a system, entity, phenomenon, or process. Simulation: A method for implementing a model over time. Models and

Assessment of air-to-air missile guidance and control technology
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maneuver has a good probability of defeating the integrated guidance and control system Glasson and Mealy [40] con- structed an approximately optimal midcourse guidance law in which the kinetic-energy loss is minimized by time scheduling the guid- ance-navigation ratio Over the last few decades, both aeronautics and astronautics have been strong motors for the advancement of control systems theory and application, as well as the fields of sensors, data fusion and navigation. Many of those achievements that earned aerospace the

Agricultural vehicle navigation using multiple guidance sensors
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RTK GPS. A steering controller has been developed to implement steering control based on guidance information obtained from guidance sensors. The navigation system has evaluated on an agricultural vehicle. A research

Exploring the many perspectives of distributed air traffic management: The Multi AircraftControl System MACS
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Field Evaluation of De- scent Advisor Trajectory Prediction Accuracy, AIAA 96- 3764, AIAA, Guidance, Navigation, and Control Confer- ence, July, 1996 NASA ARC 2002-A. Pseudo Aircraft Systems (PAS) an ATC Simulation Tool .

On the methods of long-distance control: vessels, navigation and the Portuguese route to India
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In fact, the new navigation did not depend upon the mariner being able to 'pick it that some such kind of relatively undistorted communication was a necessary adjunct to long-distance control. of a judicious juxtaposition of data, instruments and rules for the guidance of mariners

Proportional navigation-based optimal collision avoidance for uavs
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Trans. IEEE Automatic Control, pages 509521, April 1998. [5] Sigurd K. and How J. Uav trajectory design using total field collision avoidance. In proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 2003. [6] Harry E. Criel Stephan A. Murtaugh.

Sigma-point Kalman filters for integrated navigation
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problem. We specifically detail the development of a loosely coupled implementation for integrating GPS measurements with an IMU and altimeter within the context of autonomous UAV guidance, navigation and control. We

Low Cost Guidance, Navigation, and Control Solutions for a Miniature Air Vehicle in GPS Denied Environments
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ABSTRACT This paper discusses methods, algorithms, and results for control of Miniature Air Vehicles (MAV) operating in cluttered GPS denied environments. Off the shelf range sensors are used to provide local position information. The output of the sensors is

The Feasibility of Applying Plug-and-Play Concepts to Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, andControl Systems to Meet the Challenges of Future Responsive
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ABSTRACT In this paper, a methodology for dramatically reducing the time required to build a complex system based on the self-organization of self-describing components is presented. In this plug-and-play approach, component services are exposed for use

Tracking control of an underactuated ship
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To support our claims, we performed some experiments at the Guidance, Navigation and Control Laboratory located at the De- partment of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, shown in Fig.

Integrated guidance and control for homing missiles
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eg, fin), thrust-vector, or divert control commands necessary to achieve the commanded acceleration. The inertial navigation system determines the instantaneous missile position and the direction in which it is currently heading. We focus here on the guidance filter, guidance

Remote control catheter navigation: options for guidance under MRI
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Abstract Background: Image-guided endovascular interventions have gained increasing popularity in clinical practice, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is emerging as an attractive alternative to X-ray fluoroscopy for guiding such interventions. Steering catheters

An integrated approach to the design and analysis of navigation, guidance and controlsystems for AUVs
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Abstract This paper describes an integrated approach to the design and analysis of navigation, guidance and control sys-tems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV's). The general framework is illustrated with a design exercise in which recent developments

The state of computer-aided control system design(CACSD)
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communications, and missile guidance, navigation, and control adds to the challenge. The control engineering community has been actively pursu- ing avenues for supporting multidisciplinary design activities for several years.

Transforming the NAS: The next generation air traffic control system
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with current navigation and guidance equipment standards, although at a capacity well below the level that can be achieved with higher standards. 6. TRANSITIONAL STEPS TOWARD AAC OPERATIONS It is not likely that a paradigm-shifting change in air traffic control, such

Pseudo-control hedging: A new method for adaptive control
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Abstract In the application of adaptive flight control, significant issues arise due to vehicle input characteristics such as actuator position limits, actuator position rate limits, and linear input dynamics. The concept of modifying a reference model to prevent an adaptation law

The planetary and lunar ephemeris DE 421
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Guidance, Navigation, and Control Section. 3 RA Jacobson, personal communication, Principal Engineer, Guidance, Navigation, and Control Section, Jovian satel- lite ephemeris JUP230, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, 2005.

Advances in unmanned underwater vehicles technologies: Modeling, control and guidanceperspectives
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modeling, control and guidance perspectives. Lessons learned from recent achievements as well as future directions are highlighted. [Keywords: Unmanned underwater vehicle, model identification, control, navigation, guidance]

Adaptive dynamic inversion control with actuator saturation constraints applied to tracking spacecraft maneuvers
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and VALASEK, J. Structured Adaptive Model Inversion Control to Simultaneously Handle Actuator Failure and Actuator Saturation, presented as paper AIAA-2003- 5325 at the AIAA GuidanceNavigation and Control Conference and Exhibit,

Implementation of a control architecture for networked vehicle systems
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Abstract: This paper describes the layered control architecture and its software implementation developed and used at the Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory. The architecture is implemented as a toolchain which consists on three main

Pseudospectral optimal control theory makes debut flight, saves NASA $1 M in under three hours
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References [1] F. Fahroo and IM Ross, Costate estimation by a Legendre pseudospectral method, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 1012, 1998, Boston, MA; J. Guidance, Contr., Dynam., 24:2 (2001), 270277.

Flight Testing of ALFLEX Guidance, Navigation and Control System
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ABSTRACT Automatic Landing Flight Experiment (ALFLEX) is a research program conducted by the National Aerospace Laboratory and National Space Development Agency of Japan in order to investigate automatic landing technology for the future development of

Fault-tolerant trajectory tracking control of a quadrotor helicopter using gain-scheduled PID and model reference adaptive control
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Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) is one of the recently widely investigated techniques for handling different fault situations with different types of aircraft applications as demonstrated in the recent AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

Design and operational evaluation of the traffic management advisor at the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center
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Design and Operational Evaluation of the Traffic Management Advisor at the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center By Typically the TMA DDF is set to maintain a 3 to 4 aircraft final with the TRACON controllers using heading and speed control.

A fuzzy logic for autonomous navigation of marine vehicles satisfying COLREG guidelines
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The autonomous navigation of marine vehicles is gaining increasing attention due to the inherent diffi- culties in their manual navigation and control. To this end, the research reported in the literature generally uses methods based on modern control theory [2,4,5, 11,16].

Brief Papers_
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Symp. Robust Control Design, Czech Republic, 2000. [4] M. Psiaki, Magnetic torquer attitude control via asymptotic periodic linear quadratic regulation, in Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, Contr. Conf., Denver, CO, USA, 2000.

A survey of the dynamics and control of aircraft during aerial refueling
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Having received high-level commands from the UAV operator, UAVs will generate corresponding lower-level trajectory commands for the UAV guidance, navigation and control systems to achieve the operator command objective.

Guest editorial introduction to the special issue on multivehicle systems cooperative control with application
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His research interests include sensor and data fusion, decision making for cooperative unmanned vehicles, and guidance, navigation, and control systems for autonomous vehicles. Dr. Tsourdos is a member of the Technical

Carrier-phase differential GPS for automatic control of land vehicles
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1 1.1.1 Stand-Alone GPS Navigation .. 8 1.2.3 The Future of CDGPS for Vehicle Control..8 1.3 Motivation for Centimeter-Level Farm Vehicle Guidance..

An intelligent, predictive control approach to the high-speed cross-country autonomousnavigation problem
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216 Figure 84 Hierarchical Planning with Arbitration .. 225 Figure 85 Local Navigation as an Optimal Control Problem .. 226 Figure 86 Multivariable Linear System Block Diagram ..

Hybrid architecture for full-envelope autonomous rotorcraft guidance
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and the discretization used in the value function can be an issue when precise navigation is required Section 2 presents the hybrid control architecture and corresponding dynamic model. Section 3 then motivates the use of MILP for optimal guidance, which is detailed for the

POST-FLIGHT ANALYSIS OF THE GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION AND CONTROL PERFORMANCE DURING ORION EXPLORATION FLIGHT TEST
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The first test flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle presented additional challenges for guidance, navigation and control as compared to a typical re-entry from the International Space Station or other Low Earth Orbit. An elevated re-entry velocity and steeper flight

Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles within the Widely scalable Mobile Underwater Sonar Technology Project: an overview
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Abstract: The WiMUST (Widely scalable Mobile Underwater Sonar Technology) project aims at expanding and improving the functionalities of current cooperative marine robotic systems, effectively enabling distributed acoustic array technologies for geophysical

Multi-sensor data fusion techniques for RPAS navigation and guidance
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Abstract Integrated Navigation and Guidance Systems (NGS) based only on satellite and other lowcost navigation sensors (eg, Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) based inertial sensors) cannot guarantee the Required Navigation Performance (RNP) in all

Video-Assisted Navigation for Adjustment of Image-Guidance Accuracy to Slight Brain Shift.
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BACKGROUND: Information supplied by an image-guidance system can be superimposed on the operating microscope oculars or on a screen, generating augmented reality. Recently, the outline of a patient's head and skull, injected in the oculars of a standard

target Tracking For Wireless Sensor Networks
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Abstract:target tracking is a well known application of sensor networks. The guidance target. An objective is the guidance provided target in minimum possible time and also it predict the

Guidance, Navigation, and Control Considerations for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
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Development efforts in the United States have demonstrated the viability and performance potential of NTP systems. For example, Project Rover (19551973) completed 22 high power reactor and fuel tests. Peak performances included operating at a fuel element

Lie Algebra Application to Proportional Navigation Guidance of Missile
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Abstract:Missile interceptors in the present era are expected to engage fighter attack aircraft of stealth class as well different types of ballisitc and cruise missiles whose trajectories are varied. They may require a high degree of precision and thus highest kill

Particle Filter based Multi-sensor Data Fusion Techniques for RPAS Navigation andGuidance
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Multi-Sensor Data Fusion (MSDF) technique in an integrated Navigation and Guidance System (NGS) design based on low-cost avionics sensors. The performance of PF based MSDF method is compared with other previously implemented data fusion architectures


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