14 April 2010 Unmanned air vehicle: autonomous takeoff and landing
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Proceedings Volume 7522, Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics; 75226D (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.851342
Event: Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 2009, Singapore, Singapore
UAVs are increasing in popularity and sophistication due to the demonstrated performance which cannot be attained by manned aircraft1. These developments have been made possible by development of sensors, instrumentation, telemetry and controls during the last few decades. UAVs are now common in areas such as aerial observation and as communication relays3. Most UAVs, however, are still flown by a human pilot via remote control from a ground station. Even the existing autonomous UAVs often require a human pilot to handle the most difficult tasks of take off and landing2 (TOL). This is mainly because the navigation of the airplane requires observation, constant situational assessment and hours of experience from the pilot himself4. Therefore, an autonomous takeoff and landing system (TLS) for UAVs using a few practical design rules with various sensors, instrumentation, etc has been developed. This paper details the design and modeling of the UAV TLS. The model indicates that the UAV's TLS shows promising stability.
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K. L. Lim, Horizon Walker Gitano-Briggs, "Unmanned air vehicle: autonomous takeoff and landing", Proc. SPIE 7522, Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 75226D (14 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851342; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.851342


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