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|Title:||Minimum-time trajectory planning for helicopter UAVs using computational dynamic optimization|
|Keywords:||computational optimal control|
|Source:||Xu, N.,Kang, W.,Cai, G.,Chen, B.M. (2012). Minimum-time trajectory planning for helicopter UAVs using computational dynamic optimization. Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics : 2732-2737. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6378161|
|Abstract:||In this paper, we apply pseudospectral optimal control, a computational algorithm of dynamic optimization, to the problem of helicopter UAV for minimum-time trajectory planning in the presence of obstacles. The problem is formulated as a nonlinear optimal control subject to the dynamics and limitations of helicopter UAVs, in which the obstacles are formulated as inequality constraints by using p-norms. The dynamical system is defined by a set of fifteen states nonlinear differential equations developed for HeLion, a helicopter UAV constructed in National University of Singapore (NUS). The problem does not have an analytic solution. We numerically solve the problem using a pseudospectral method. Various terrain scenarios were tested, from a single obstacle to multiple obstacles. We found bifurcation points of minimum-time trajectories near obstacles. The bifurcation points and their relationship with the distance to the obstacle are analyzed. © 2012 IEEE.|
|Source Title:||Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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