Toward vision based landing of a fixed-wing UAV on an unknown runway under some fov constraints

Laurent Burlion, Henry De Plinval

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Abstract

In this article, a vision based landing framework is proposed for fixed-wing UAVs. Being able to automatically land a UAV without on-ground instrumentation or in the case of e.g. GPS loss, is a challenge of strong practical relevance. In this study, the Avion Jaune UAV, was considered to apply such a framework enabling it with vision-only landing capability. The proposed approach considers the synthesis of vision based flight control laws under some field of view (fov) constraints. Such constraints can however destabilize the UAV in the case of a very poor knowledge about the runway. This problem is addressed by using a vision based-observer in combination with an anti-windup strategy. Some simulation results show the effectiveness and potential of the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1824-1832
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781509044948
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 25 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2017 - Miami, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2017Jun 16 2017

Publication series

Name2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2017

Other

Other2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami
Period6/13/176/16/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

Keywords

  • Saturated systems
  • anti-windup
  • vision-based control

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