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Title: Autonomous hovering of a fixed-wing micro air vehicle
Authors: Green, William Edward
Oh, Paul Y.
Issue Date: May-2006
Publisher: IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Citation: Paper presented at the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006, Orlando, FL.
Abstract: Recently, there is a need to acquire intelligence in hostile or dangerous environments such as caves, forests, or urban areas. Rather than risking human life, backpackable, bird-sized aircraft, equipped with a wireless camera, can be rapidly deployed to gather reconnaissance in such environments. However, they first must be designed to fly in tight, cluttered terrain. This paper discusses an additional flight modality for a fixedwing aircraft, enabling it to supplement existing endurance superiority with hovering capabilities. An inertial measurement sensor and an onboard processing and control unit, used to achieve autonomous hovering, are also described. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first documented success of hovering a fixed-wing Micro Air Vehicle autonomously.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2006.1642024
Appears in Collections:Faculty Research and Publications (MEM)

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