Development of an unmanned aircraft for use as an autonomously controlled platform
"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.
Balakrishnan, S. N.
Venayagamoorthy, Ganesh K.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
Missouri Space Grant Consortium
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri--Rolla
ix, 55 leaves
© 2006 Derek Turner Schmitz, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Automatic pilot (Airplanes) -- Design
Drone aircraft -- Control systems -- Automatic control
Drone aircraft -- Design and construction
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Schmitz, Derek, "Development of an unmanned aircraft for use as an autonomously controlled platform" (2006). Masters Theses. 5912.