Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guidance & Control Training

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guidance & Control Training


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guidance & Control Training Course Description

This three-day Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guidance & Control Trainingpresents both fundamental concepts and practical implementation of guidance laws for unmanned aerial vehicles. The guidance law design is considered from the point of view of control theory, i.e., as design of controls guiding unmanned aerial vehicles to targets (real targets for missiles and dummy targets – waypoints – for UAVs). Guidance laws design is considered as design of controls.

A detailed description of a class of guidance laws obtained based on Lyapunov approach is presented. The analytical expressions of the guidance law are given for the generalized planar and three-dimensional engagement models with axial and lateral controlled acceleration. The Lyapunov-Bellman approach is used to justify the choice of some guidance law parameters. The generalized guidance problem applicable for UAVs is considered.

Guidance of UAVs, which practical application in various areas continues growing, is considered. The guidance laws applied to a wide class of problems with UAVs are developed. The computational algorithms realizing these laws are tested in three applications – for surveillance problem, for the refueling problem and for the motion control of a swarm of UAVs.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guidance & Control TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration:3 days

Skills Gained:

About various types of UAVs and related problems

Where the most promising international research is being performed

Guidance laws for various UAV’s applications. Theoretical aspects and computational algorithms

Examples of guidance laws for various UAV’s problems accompanied with simulation results

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With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

Introduction Various types of UAVs. The most important UAV parameters. Current research efforts

Basics of Guidance Guidance Process. Terminology. Necessary functions required to guide an unmanned aerial vehicle. Rendezvous. Conditional rendezvous. Missile guidance. Guidance of cruise missiles and UAVs. Representation of motion. Longitudinal and lateral motions

Control of Lateral Motion Parallel Navigation Proportional Navigation. Augmented Proportional Navigation. Planar engagement. Three-dimensional engagement. Proportional Navigation as a control problem. Augmented Proportional Navigation as a control problem

Control of Longitudinal and Lateral Motion Guidance correction controls. Lyapunov approach to control law design .Lyapunov-Bellman approach. Optimal guidance parameters. Generalized guidance laws. Modifies generalized guidance laws. Examples

Guidance of Missiles Analysis of widely used guidance laws. A class of laws implementing Parallel Navigation. Neoclassical guidance. Pseudo-classical guidance.

Guidance of UAVs Basic guidance laws and vision based navigation. Generalized guidance laws for UAVs. Obstacle Avoidance Algorithms. Waypoint guidance problem. Rendezvous guidance problem. Conditional rendezvous guidance problem. Guidance of a Swarm of UAVs. Examples of guidance laws for various UAV’s applications accompanied with simulation results.

Integrated Design Integrated guidance and control model. Synthesis of control laws. Integration and decomposition

Concluding Remarks The future trend in developing the new generation of UAVs and related problems

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