Novel minimum time trajectory planning in terrain following flights

Malaek, S. M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2007

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2007.357150
  3. Publisher: 2007
  4. Abstract:
  5. A new methodology has been proposed to enhance inverse dynamics applications in the process of trajectory planning and optimization in terrain following flights (TFFs). The new approach uses a least square scheme to solve a general two-dimensional (2-D) TFF in a vertical plane. In the mathematical process, Chebyshev polynomials are used to model the geographical data of the terrain in a given route in a manner suitable for the aircraft at hand. The aircraft then follows the modeled terrain with sufficient clearance. In this approach the terrain following (TF) problem is effectively converted to an optimal tracking problem. Results show that this method provides a flexible approach to solve the TFF problem especially in conditions where the existing terrain to be flown over is not mathematically well behaved. © 2007 IEEE
  6. Keywords:
  7. Chebyshev approximation ; Geographic information systems ; Least squares approximations ; Motion planning ; Tracking (position) ; Terrain following flights ; Trajectory planning ; Flight dynamics
  8. Source: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems ; Volume 43, Issue 1 , 2007 , Pages 2-12 ; 00189251 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4194750?arnumber=4194750