Masters Theses

Title

Development of an unmanned aircraft for use as an autonomously controlled platform

Author

Derek Schmitz

Abstract

"This thesis covers the development, implementation, and validation of an unmanned aircraft (UA) for use at the University of Missouri-Rolla. The UA features an autonomous flight control system composed of three autopilots: a proportional roll hold controller, a hybrid velocity hold controller, and an altitude hold controller operated via a Linear Quadratic Regulator or a neural network trained from the optimal control solution. The project was successful in creating a platform capable of autonomous flight"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Balakrishnan, S. N.

Committee Member(s)

Venayagamoorthy, Ganesh K.
Pernicka, Hank

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri Space Grant Consortium
National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Pagination

ix, 55 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-36).

Rights

© 2006 Derek Turner Schmitz, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Automatic pilot (Airplanes) -- Design
Drone aircraft -- Control systems -- Automatic control
Drone aircraft -- Design and construction
Neural computers

Thesis Number

T 9123

Print OCLC #

131035910

Link to Catalog Record

Full-text not available: Request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5853564~S5

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