GUIDANCE AND CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS FOR A MANEUVERING AERIAL TARGET SYSTEM

Authors
  1. Markov, A.B.
  2. Herring, R.W.
  3. Solowka, E.N.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Atlantis Flight Research Inc, Woodbridge ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Of critical importance for ROBOT-X to meet its performance objectives is a programmable, cost-effective flight control system. The system that was developed, which we call MicroPilot, incorporates a number of software and hardware features that allow it to fulfill ROBOT-X guidance and control mission requirements, permit convenient re-configuration of the guidance and control sensor suite, and facilitate implementation of algorithmic changes. This modularity has resulted in a flight control system that can also be used in other unmanned flight vehicles. The paper includes a description of the ROBOT-X aerial target system. Guidance and control aspects are emphasized, and the methodology adopted in the flight control system design and prototyping is reviewed. MicroPilot algorithmic, software and hardware features are described as they evolved in POC ROBOT-X development. Highlights of results from simulation, testbed aircraft trials and POC ROBOT-X flight trials are given.
Keywords
Air navigation
Report Number
AGARD-CP-455-PAP-61 — @Paper presented at the Guidance and Control Panel 48th Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-12 May 1989; CONTAINED IN 90-01962
Date of publication
15 Dec 1989
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
90-01947
CANDIS No
64212
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