Overview of Wind Gust Modelling with Application to Autonomous Low-Level UAV Control

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Authors
  1. Etele, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Carleton Univ, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Abstract
The Future Forces Synthetic Environmentn (FFSE) Section at Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa is currently embarked on an Advanced Research Program entitled “Synthetic Environment Support to Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)”. As part of this project, FFSE has already developed an agile, versatile synthetic environment (SE) tailored toward UAV operations. An enhancement to this SE is being investigated, whereby wind gusts in urban and mountainous environments and their resulting effect on the UAV flight path will be integrated in the FFSE UAV SE. This will give FFSE’s Clients a realistic understanding of the environmental issues associated with UAV operations in urban and mountainous environments and aid in concept of operations development. It will also form the basis of designing control algorithms to alleviate the UAV’s susceptibility to wind gusts. This present study reviews methods available to both quantify a wind gust and use this quantification in the prediction of its effect on UAV stability.

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Keywords
wind gust modelling;UAV stability and control;Flight dynamics;UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-CR-2006-221 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2006
Number of Pages
48
DSTKIM No
CA028901
CANDIS No
527097
Format(s):
CD ROM

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