Collision-free guidance control for multiple small helicopters

Yoshihiko Aida, Satoshi Suzuki, Yohei Fujisawa, Kojiro Iizuka, Takashi Kawamura, Yuichi Ikeda

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Abstract

In This study, we aim at realizing autonomous simultaneous flight of multiple small helicopters. In such situation, collision avoidance of The helicopters should be considered in guidance control system To improve safety and reliability of The flight system. In This paper, we construct a collision-free guidance control system for multiple small helicopters. The collision avoidance problem is regarded as a control problem with state restrictions, and The Theory of Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) is applied To The guidance control system. A simple nonlinear guidance model is used for design of NMPC To reduce The computational cost. A novel position constraint is proposed for optimizing The avoidance Trajectory of each helicopter. The effectiveness of The designed control system and proposed constraints are verified by numerical simulation and flight experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5537-5543
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479936854, 9781479936854
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 22
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2014 May 312014 Jun 7

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period14/5/3114/6/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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