Relational Maneuvering

Posted May 22, 2019

The project is intended to develop control strategies that allow fixed wing air vehicles of various performance capabilities to maneuver in relationship to other moving air vehicles on linear and non-linear flight paths or fixed points. Through vehicle controls of velocity, accelerations (Gs), and planes of motion fly the air vehicle to and maintain relational positions as expressed in goal parameters like azimuth, elevation, range from the controlled aircraft and the aspect angle from a target aircraft. It is intended to develop control strategies that take advantage of geometric relationships and consider the vehicles capabilities to implement these strategies.