Optimal three dimensional aircraft terrain following and collision avoidance

T. Sharma, P. Williams, C. Bil, A. Eberhard

Abstract


Military aircraft must often fly in close proximity to terrain. In this article, optimal terrain following is considered as a minimax optimal control problem, which is solved using direct transcription of the continuous optimal control problem. Within a very general framework for solving such problems, we transform the nonsmooth cost function into a constrained nonlinear programming problem. In the formulation, we solve for optimal collision avoidance manoeuvres. To ensure smooth derivatives of general three dimensional terrain, it is approximated using B-splines. A receding horizon tracking controller tracks the optimal trajectories with disturbances to the aircraft model and initial conditions.

Full Text:

PDF BibTeX


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v47i0.1071



Remember, for most actions you have to record/upload into this online system
and then inform the editor/author via clicking on an email icon or Completion button.
ANZIAM Journal, ISSN 1446-8735, copyright Australian Mathematical Society.