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Title: Rendezvous and standoff target tracking guidance using differential geometry
Authors: Oh, Hyondong
Kim, Seungkeun
Shin, Hyo-Sang
White, Brian A.
Tsourdos, Antonios
Rabbath, Camille A.
Keywords: Rendezvous
Standoff tracking
Differential geometry
Unmanned aerial vehicle
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Citation: OH, H. ... et al, 2013. Rendezvous and standoff target tracking guidance using differential geometry. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 69 (1-4), pp. 389 - 405.
Abstract: This paper proposes UAV rendezvous and standoff tracking guidance laws against a moving target using differential geometry. Searching and subsequent tracking of moving ground based target is one of the primary capabilities of cooperative UAVs. In performing such missions, UAVs are to approach a target and keep a certain distance, known as a standoff distance. This allows target tracking without being noticed and acquisition of accurate target information. In this study, standoff target tracking is proposed using the solution of differential geometry between the UAV and the target. The proposed algorithm brings several advantages along with its inherent simplicity: rigorous stability, explicit use of a target velocity, and tuning parameter reduction. The feasibility and performance of the proposed approach is not only mathematically analysed, but also verified through realistic scenarios.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems [© Springer Science+Business Media B.V.]. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10846-012-9751-0
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s10846-012-9751-0
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17854
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10846-012-9751-0
ISSN: 0921-0296
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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