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The development of a mini unmanned aerial vehicle for target tracking
Author(s): Guoliang Yang; Wei Liu
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a mini UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) system for target tracking. The mini UAV system can be divided into two parts: the onboard system and the GCS (Ground Control Station). The former implements the algorithm of autonomous flight. The latter monitors the flight conditions of the mini UAV and displays the video taken from the onboard opto-electronic detector. Accurate heading and trajectory control is needed when tracking the ground targets with the mini UAV, which equipped with roll-only opto-electronic detector. The precision of control is greatly affected by wind. The kinestate of the mini UAV in circular tracking is modeled and analyzed, and the flight control laws are designed and simulated. The simulation results show that the control strategy is easy to be realized and the precision of tracking is satisfying.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7129, Seventh International Symposium on Instrumentation and Control Technology: Optoelectronic Technology and Instruments, Control Theory and Automation, and Space Exploration, 71292A (13 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.807458
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Guoliang Yang, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Wei Liu, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7129:
Seventh International Symposium on Instrumentation and Control Technology: Optoelectronic Technology and Instruments, Control Theory and Automation, and Space Exploration

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