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Bio-inspired odor-based navigation
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Paper Abstract

The ability of many insects, especially moths, to locate either food or a member of the opposite sex is an amazing achievement. There are numerous scenarios where having this ability embedded into ground-based or aerial vehicles would be invaluable. This paper presents results from a 3-D computer simulation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) autonomously tracking a chemical plume to its source. The simulation study includes a simulated dynamic chemical plume, 6-degree of freedom, nonlinear aircraft model, and a bio-inspired navigation algorithm. The emphasis of this paper is the development and analysis of the navigation algorithm. The foundation of this algorithm is a fuzzy controller designed to categorize where in the plume the aircraft is located: coming into the plume, in the plume, exiting the plume, or out of the plume.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6228, Modeling and Simulation for Military Applications, 62280V (22 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665842
Show Author Affiliations
Maynard J. Porter III, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Juan R. Vasquez, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6228:
Modeling and Simulation for Military Applications
Kevin Schum; Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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