Updated simulation results of uav carrier landings

Gaurav Misra, Xiaoli Bai

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Automated carrier landing control has gained attention in recent years especially for unmanned aircraft. Using baseline control laws and using model representative of the F/A-18E/F aircraft, we present updated carrier landing results in presence of realistic wind models and carrier motion. The wind model considered consists of wind shear, discrete and continuous wind gusts, and carrier airwakes, while the carrier deck motion is obtained through the SCONE program under the Office of Naval Research. The baseline control laws consist of a glideslope controller, an approach track controller, an autothrottle and a stability augmentation system. The paper provides guidelines and reports flight performance based on over 800 Monte Carlo simulations over varying approach speeds and wind turbulence level are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781624105951
StatePublished - 2020
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2020Jan 10 2020

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Volume1 PartF


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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