Trajectory design of an Aircraft for Circular Motion

Nicholas Decicco, Kristine Napolitano, Russell Trafford, Petia Georgieva, Nidhal Bouaynaya, Robi Polikar

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    Abstract

    In this paper we propose an autopilot control strategy for a small radio controlled aircraft aiming to follow a circular path with a desired radius. In contrast to the usual way to compute the error as the distance between the plane current space position and the desired flight trajectory path (for example a circle of radius r0), here we propose an alternative way to compute the scalar quantity E(t)) such that the aircraft moves in a spiral path of a decreasing/increasing with time radius to approach the circle with desired radius r0. Our particular choice of error term is intended to cause only gradual changes in the aircraft's direction so as to prevent unstable flight due to over-control.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2020 IEEE 16th International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA 2020
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages373-377
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728190938
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 9 2020
    Event16th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA 2020 - Virtual, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
    Duration: Oct 9 2020Oct 11 2020

    Publication series

    NameIEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA
    Volume2020-October
    ISSN (Print)1948-3449
    ISSN (Electronic)1948-3457

    Conference

    Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA 2020
    Country/TerritoryJapan
    CityVirtual, Sapporo, Hokkaido
    Period10/9/2010/11/20

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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