Development and flight test of an avionics LIDAR for helicopter and UAV low-level flight

Sabatini, R, Richardson, M and Roviaro, E 2013, 'Development and flight test of an avionics LIDAR for helicopter and UAV low-level flight', Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 1-13.


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Title Development and flight test of an avionics LIDAR for helicopter and UAV low-level flight
Author(s) Sabatini, R
Richardson, M
Roviaro, E
Year 2013
Journal name Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering
Volume number 2
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Omics Publishing Group
Abstract In recent years, laser radar (LIDAR) has become a promising technology for navigation and obstacle avoidance in helicopters and UAV, mainly because of its good wire detection performance on a wide range of incidence angles, and also due to its outstanding range and accuracy. In this paper we describe the activities carried out for the design, integration and test of the Laser Obstacle Avoidance System 'Marconi' (LOAM) on helicopter and UAV platforms. After a brief description of the system architecture and sensor characteristics, emphasis is given to the performance models and processing algorithms required for obstacle detection/classification and calculation of alternative flight paths, as well as to the ground and flight test activities performed on various platforms.
Subject Avionics
Navigation and Position Fixing
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Engineering Instrumentation
Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) LIDAR
Laser obstacle detection
Laser warning system
UAV low-level flight
Helicopter low-level flight
DOI - identifier 10.4172/2168-9792.1000114
Copyright notice © 2013 Sabatini R, et al
ISSN 2168-9792
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