Aircraft trajectory planning for terrain following incorporating actuator constraints

Williams, P 2005, 'Aircraft trajectory planning for terrain following incorporating actuator constraints', Journal of Aircraft, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 1358-1361.


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Title Aircraft trajectory planning for terrain following incorporating actuator constraints
Author(s) Williams, P
Year 2005
Journal name Journal of Aircraft
Volume number 42
Issue number 5
Start page 1358
End page 1361
Total pages 3
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Abstract The problem of navigating an aircraft over and through terrain is an important problem in trajectory planning. Typically, only two-dimensional motion of the aircraft (longitudinal aircraft control) is considered for such problems despite the fact that better terrain following may be achieved by following a three-dimensional trajectory. Furthermore, in collision avoidance maneuvers, pulling the aircraft up is not always the optimal method for avoiding terrain and climbing turns or lateral maneuvers must sometimes be considered. It is well recognized that terrain-following trajectories are important for many military aircraft in defense applications.
Subject Satellite, Space Vehicle and Missile Design and Testing
Keyword(s) aircraft trajectories
collision avoidance
optimisation
Copyright notice Copyright © 2005 by Paul Williams
ISSN 0021-8669
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