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Title: Reachability analysis of landing sites for forced landing of a UAS in wind using trochoidal turn paths
Authors: Coombes, Matthew
Chen, Wen-Hua
Render, Peter M.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ICUAS
Citation: COOMBES, M., CHEN, W.-H., RENDER, P.M., 2015. Reachability analysis of landing sites for forced landing of a UAS in wind using trochoidal turn paths. Presented at: ICUAS15, 9th-12th June 2015, Denver, Colorado.
Abstract: This paper details a method to ascertain the reachability of known emergency landing sites for any fixed wing aircraft in a forced landing due to engine failure in steady uniform wind conditions. With knowledge of the aircraft’s state and parameters, and landing site location and landing direction, the minimum height loss path can be defined. This uses glide performance calculations and a trajectory planner to give a minimum height loss to each landing site. Based on the aircraft’s initial altitude it can calculate if the site is reachable, and how reachable it is. The path definition takes into account wind and uses a geometric shape called a trochoid to define the gliding turns in wind. This method is generic enough for use by any aircraft in any wind conditions.
Description: This conference paper is closed access.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Autonomous and Intelligent Systems programme [grant number EP/J011525/1] with BAE Systems as the leading industrial partner.
Version: Submitted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18006
Publisher Link: http://www.uasconferences.com/index.php
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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